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  • Blog Post: Pex4fun, an online lab for APCS

    Are you teaching Advanced Placement Computer Science? Are you looking for supplemental exercises that may help you students with the concepts? If so this announcement may be of interest to you. Pex for Fun has been around for a while offering coding duels in C#, F# and Visual Basic. Recently though it...
  • Blog Post: Online Coding Exercises For Programming Education

    Well it is that time of year again – back to school. On the SIGCSE mailing list are a couple of reminders about online exercise tools for a variety of programming langauges.. A few old timers and at least one big new name. I thought it would be worthwhile to list a few of what I know about. The big new...
  • Blog Post: Could You Pass the AP Computer Science Exam?

    There is an article in the Washington Post about a school board member who took a standardized test for 10th grade students. To say he didn’t do well would be an understatement. This got me to wondering – how would professional developers do if they took the Advanced Placement Computer Science...
  • Blog Post: CS AP Principles–UW Bothell

    A number of universities around the US are piloting courses to fit the proposed Advanced Placement CS Principles course . At the University of Washington Bothell Professor Kelvin Sung had the idea to create an CS principles course for AP high school that introduce non-programmers to programming via game...