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Questions tagged [resource-information]

This tag is for questions soliciting information on specific CS teaching resources or, possibly, a single class of resources. For example, questions of the experience of other teachers in using the resource are welcome.

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Is there a computer science certification program outside of academic programs?

Nowadays, the standard way to learn computer science is at a university, though a formal computer science degree program or at least coursework. What I've been wondering is if there is a certification ...
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Resource for practicing algorithms without programming? (migraine sufferer)

Does there exist a resource for exercises and problems of the form "design a program with the following specifications in time/space O(f(n))"? I am aware of competitive programming websites ...
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Sources on the Topic Source Code Security/Authenticity

I have been asked so be the second on grading a paper a Student is going to write about "Creating a methodology for ensuring Code Security/Authenticity". Sadly this is not my field of ...
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Looking for a blog article on the UI/UX design of an interactive coding interface like Khan Academy's

I'm not sure if someone can help or if this is even the right place to ask, but I've been looking for a while for a marvelous essay / blog post / article from an author whose name I don't recall, that ...
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How can I build up the understanding of a project?

As a student my instructor gave me a scenario and a title and I have to work on that as a project. I searched a lot about these and watch videos , read blogs but didn't get a well defined answer. I ...
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How to gamify the learning management system

I have been reading up on how to shift more of my teaching resources on to the Learning Management System, to make it easier to access from other locations even though I mostly teach in a classroom. ...
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Would it be beneficial to learn computer science (or other computer related stuff) from 5-6 year old material?

There are so many resources on the internet for self-learning computer science, such as the MIT OCW courses. However, some of those courses are around 5 to 6 years old taught in 2012 or 2013. There ...
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How can Chatbots be useful in CS education?

I am reading this book published ten years ago and it says that chatbots can be very useful in helping students with course details and to break the ice. I am not familiar with chatbots, so I have ...
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Resources for the Praxis CS Test

Current middle school/high school teachers in my state who want to obtain an additional license to teach computer science (notably AP CSP/CS A) must pass the Praxis computer science test (5651). I'm ...
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Using questions from a code-competition website in homework and exams

There are various websites like codewars that present programming challenges in various languages and difficulty levels. I looked at some of their challenges and they seem to be more creative than me ...
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Historical standard order of topics in imperative programming textbooks [closed]

Bit of history: The Darmouth Basic Manual (1964) follows a common order of exposition: expressions, variables, constants, assignment, tests/loops; calling subprograms being considered an "advanced ...
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Using zyBooks and labs

Has anyone used zyBooks in their classes? I've seen some good comments on the SIGCSE list about them. I would primarily use this in our CS I class (Java) with their lab feature as a way to provide ...
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Books that summarize pedagogical research within our field

I was inspired by BennetBrown's answer here, in which he says "Please, CS ed, produce something akin to Teaching Introductory Physics. Guzdial's Learner-centered Design of Computing Education is a ...
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Books to use for iOS App Development

I'm exploring iOS App Development as an elective for students, and in perusing Apple's iBooks on the subject, I see two similar books: App Development with Swift and Intro to App Development with ...
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Framework choice for AP CS A students: Swing or JavaFX?

I attended an AP workshop this week to prepare for teaching AP CS A this coming school year. It gave me my first glimpse of Swing, which has now piqued my interest about including some GUI components ...
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Is SICP appropriate for an advanced high school CS course?

One of the most influential texts in computer science is Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. Before changing to a Python-based approach, MIT used this book for their introductory ...
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