School District Unveils Pilot Computer Science Courses for High Schoolers
Oct 29, 2015
Technology Education and Literacy in Schools
Unified School District’s newly implemented courses.
they pair computer science professionals with classroom teachers. This enables the teachers to get the professional development necessary to oversee these sometimes-complex computer science courses.
high school students are applying computer science concepts like variables and loops to build classic games using Berkeley’s drag-and-drop Snap programming language
U.S. Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources
October 29, 2015
Department proposes rule requiring educational materials created with federal grants to be openly licensed so that any school has access
Edmodo, a K-12 education network for teacher and student collaboration, announced an upgrade to its resource sharing platform, Edmodo Spotlight, to enable searching, curating, and sharing openly licensed educational resources from the Education Department’s Learning Registry.
Microsoft is committed to index content from the Learning Registry by creating a new app so educators can search and access openly licensed educational resources through LTI compliant learning management and publisher systems. In addition, Microsoft announced enhanced features to Docs.com, Sway and OneNote Class Notebook to enable educators to create, discover, rate, and share openly licensed educational resources.
Creative Commons, … open licensing to enable use and re-use of content, announced they will lead workshops across the country with thousands of district leaders to help them scale the use of openly licensed educational resources
ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading
The Illinois Shared Learning Environment released a redesigned version of their IOER platform that makes it easier than ever for teachers and school leaders to find high-quality open educational resources by learning standards.
Python > Aliasing
see the “tricks” list in the class “Dog”
# Create a
a = 
# Create a new with the same value
b = list(a)
# Same with the full slice technique:
b = a[:]
# print a,b
print( id(a), id(b))
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 2)
Coursera. Rice University. October 2015
Inside the function, p is an alias for blank, so if the function modifies p, blank changes.
Think Python 2e
by Allen B. Downey