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Web resources for computer science education

Web Resources for Computer Science Education

Doug Peterson

Greater Essex County

District School Board


Why web resources
Why Web Resources?

  • It’s the content

  • Staying Current

  • Lots of Superlative Resources

  • Contemporary Medium

  • Why NOT use the Power of the Web?


Sophistication of internet use

Finding Resources

Bookmarking everything in sight

“Have you seen this site?”

Promotes thoughtful student activities

Scaffolding of concepts for success

Shape student learning

Sophistication of Internet Use


Stuff
Stuff

  • Interesting Resources

  • Quick References

  • Ideas

  • Thoughts

  • Starting Points

  • Inspiration


Examples of stuff
Examples of “Stuff”

  • Hello World

  • Take A Course

  • Brewing Java

  • Programming Languages Reference

  • File Formats

  • Web Scavenger Hunt


Real life stuff
Real Life Stuff

  • Statistics Canada


Contests
Contests

  • American Computer Science League

  • Canadian Computing Competition

  • Yahoo Computer Science Competitions

  • ECOO Programming Contest

  • St. Thomas Acquinas Online

  • Programming Contest Archives


Webquests
Webquests

Designed to use learners’ time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it

Encourages students to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information

Webquest Page


Six parts of a webquest
Six Parts of a Webquest

  • Introduction

  • Task

  • Information Sources

  • Process

  • Guidance

  • Conclusion


Webquests1
Webquests

  • To Filter or Not?

  • Early History of Computing

  • Basic Network Design

  • Software Evaluation

  • Computer Security

  • Webquest for Software Tools

  • Visual Basic Webquest


Give back
Give Back…

  • Thames Valley TIK Resources

  • St.Mary’s DCVI TIK Resources

  • St.Mary’s DCVI ICS Resources

  • Peter Been’s Home Page

  • Women of ENIAC

  • History of Computing Treasure Hunt

  • ICS 4M Webquest

  • GEC Computers in the Classroom CS Page


To ponder
To Ponder…

  • Palm Corporation

  • POSE

  • PDA Toolbox