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CT.L3B-10

Toys and Techniques for Teaching CS

Description: 
This session will present techniques for using manipulatives and fun activities to teach computer science concepts. Participants will have the opportunity to share and brainstorm new ideas to help make teaching computer science a fun and rewarding activity.

Unit Testing

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For this lab students will take a previous program (SpellChecker from the Data Structures entry from Virginia Tech), learn how to develop test cases and develop techniques to use these cases to test the program. Thus students will hypothesize about program behavior and then experimentally verify their hypotheses.

VB for Very Bright Kids

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"Writing programs is Fun! This e-book will have you coding your very own Visual Basic programs in no time! With fun cartoons and easy to follow code samples, you'll be creating your own inventions in no time! The book is divided into 5 Parts: Part I – Getting Started Introduction Software You'll Need Formatting Standards Used in this Book What's Next?

Visual Sorting Demos

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This Java applet shows a variety of sorting methods, visually. It includes a small quiz where students can see if they can recognize a sort method from the pattern of the movement of the elements of the array. It’s online at http://mmhs.ca/compsci/applets.htm#Sorting. NOTE: A few applets may have incompatibilities with some browsers and/or platforms.

Web Algorithm Problems: Practicing for the APCS Test

Description: 
Not sure this is valuable for student use in its current format. The material is a wealth of resources for teachers.

YOPS (Ye Olde Photo Shoppe)

Description: 
YOPS is a media manipulation framework written in Java. Computer science educators use this framework to help novices learn and practice fundamental programming concepts by having them create tools for their own Photoshop-like app.

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