Questions tagged [resource-request]

For questions requesting teaching/classroom resources for a specific topic or lesson. To get a good answer, ensure your request is specific to a certain type of resource, and does not invite excessively broad or opinion-based answers. Check some of the highly voted example questions in this tag to see how to ask a good 'resource request'.

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How do I teach git to a teenager

I like Git, or at least the idea of it. However I can not get my head around how to use it. Therefore I would not like to teach it. (This question is about learning to use Git. Not about comparing it ...
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Students can solve programming exercises but not explain their solutions. What to do?

I've seen too many cases when a student has completed a programming exercise (without cheating) but can't say, for example, what type of values a variable contains during program runtime (in case of ...
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Good datasets for intro CS courses?

What are engaging sources of data with which students can explore, develop questions, analyze, and draw conclusions in an intro CS course? I'm looking for flat files like XLSX or CSV, or relational ...
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What professional development events or conferences are out there for CS educators?

I'm trying to find a professional development event for myself as a relatively new CS educator. I'm interested in something that showcases innovative ways to teach and engage students in the subject --...
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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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Independent research on bootcamp job placement claims

Bootcamps have become an increasingly popular alternative for starting or transitioning to a career in tech over the past 5 years or so. As a result, a common question I get when interacting with ...
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Curricular Support for a CyberPatriot Club

I currently coach our school's CyberPatriot team. (You can find information on the CyberPatriot competition here.) We are heading into our second year of competing. Last year we did pretty well for ...
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Plagiarism checks for source code

In one of my answers I elaborated on the way we do language-tailored plagiarism checks on student submissions: The general idea is to strip comments, whitespace, variable and function names, ...
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Book recommendations for rigorous CS books

I am a mathematician but I would like to learn basics of computer science. I have seen many books that are fine but has some mistakes. For example, ...
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Ways to advance the field of computer science education as a non-researcher

I understand, as a model, how a researcher at a university can advance the entire field of CS Education. Less clear to me, however, are methods available to teachers in the field who do not have ...
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A more recent book (or equivalent resource) on C programming to be acquainted with the latest standards (or the language grammar)

I have studied books on C like the classic "The C Programming Language [2e]" by Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan or "C-The Complete Reference [4e]" by Herbert Schildt. But these ...
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Agile / SCRUM Course Structure: Downsides? Resources?

I am planning to teach an undergraduate-level course on mobile application development. I have been thinking about the best way to structure such a course, and am starting to believe that an agile ...
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Do you include coding assignments in an intro to complexity and computation course?

In an introductory course on complexity and computing, I am thinking about including some programming tasks. I wonder what types of tasks I could give the students beyond "construct" a ...
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Where can a student independently learn elementary recursion, preferably in Java?

Normally, Java 2 is a prerequisite for my Computer Architecture course. I gave permission to a strong student who has only taken Java 1 to take Computer Architecture, provided that she learn the ...
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Student Teaching Minetest Modding in school as club

I am a grade 11 student at school. I created and am running a programming club each lunch. We meet once a week (typically, sometimes I have to cancel since my club isn't important). We have 50 minutes ...
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How do I teach about inequity in computing resources?

What activities, and with what resources, are effective for students to learn about the status and consequences of inequities in computing resources? Activities could address inequities within a ...
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Deep Learning Teaching Resources

What would you recommend as the best resources for learning and teaching about Deep Learning? These could include tools (e.g. TensorFlow), tutorials, books (e.g. Deep Learning), MOOCs (e.g. Udacity's)...
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End of Year Movies For CS Classes

The last day of school is a half day for us and it isn't one where my students are too engaged... Last year I showed Hidden Figures and it went over pretty well. Many students were stunned by the ...
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Do you know of a complete textbook for teaching databases?

The textbooks that I know about, teaching databases, are not complete. In the sense that they lack a complete set of assignments, homework, projects, slides and instructor manual. Do you know of any ...
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Could you recommend books on concurrent programming?

I am self-learning concurrent programming. I have some experience with concurrent programming. Have self learned OS and programming. There are both programming languages and libraries that provide ...
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Explaining how the Internet and the World Wide Web work

I have been having trouble finding a good resource (ideally a video) or analogy that helps me to explain how the Internet and the World Wide Web work. It does not need to be too in-depth. Only enough ...
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Teaching OOP in Java, to students who already know Java

I am going to teach a course in object-oriented programming in Java, and am looking for materials - textbooks and slides. It is a course for 2nd-year undergrads. In the 1st year, they already learned ...
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Use of “learnable programming” (via direct manipulation) software, in teaching

I read something on this site, that lead me to read about Bret Victor's learnable programming and direct manipulation. I was wondering if anyone has used any software like this. What software have we ...
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What and where should I study for competitive programming?

I am currently in the 10th grade. I would like to get started in competitive programming. This are the things I know now: Mathematics - Currently in pre-calculus Well Mathematics in my country is ...
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Book to substitute "Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools" by Ullman et. al. (popularly known as the red dragon book)

I am currently following the red dragon book: But most of the time, I have difficulty understanding the kinds of stuff in the book. Though the content is fine, and I end up asking questions on cs....
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Assignment repositories

Are there any assignment repositories that you use for assignment ideas? I am aware of the Nifty Assignments from Stanford and have used several. There are a lot of good fine grained problems on ...
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Learning suggestions for AI and neural networks for a mathematician

I am a mathematician who has done programming in Python, Java, and R. I would like to learn to make neural networks and artificial intelligence. Are there any good books for self learning AI for a ...
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Best book and video lecture series to follow for an "object oriented programming" course for advanced undergraduates

I am looking for an elegant textbook to be followed for self-study in an objected oriented programming course at the undergraduate level. Our course is as shown: I humbly request you to suggest to me ...
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Undergrad level computer architecture course

Is there a good online course that covers computer architecture at an undergrad level? I just finished 8th grade. I know a bit about computer architecture and logic gates, but not a ton. I know the ...
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Good resource for practice problems for inductive proofs

Every year, I teach my students about using induction to prove that algorithms function as intended. My purpose, in instructing them, is to help them master the structure of the proof itself. I use ...
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Learning in a developing field

I'm reading quite a bit about quantum computing, especially optical quantum computing. Part of the problem is even the all-encompassing bible of quantum computing (Nielsen and Chuang, Quantum ...
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Algorithmic Game Theory as an undergrad

I am an undergrad going into my junior year this semester. I really wanted to explore algorithmic game theory, as my university has some excellent professors in that field. However, as my undergrad is ...
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Where can I find high-quality editable slides for teaching git?

I would like to teach my software engineering students git and to introduce key ideas in a presentation. Creating slides from scratch does not seem like a good use ...
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Creating Interactive Gnu/Linux shell programming courses

I am looking to create interactive workbooks that teach the Gnu/Linux terminal to students. This would be presented in such a way that one half of the screen is an interactive terminal, running the ...
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What non-programming book is vital for learning the CS mindset? [closed]

If you had to recommend a single book to introduce the way programmers think to anyone, but it had to be from outside the field of CS, what would it be? For programmers, my hands down, all-time, ...
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Tell me a book ( or resources) for creating a good terminal based workflow (for building, debugging) for c++ based project development

About me: I started development in python. I consider my self as an intermediate Vim user. I am comfortable with many bash shell commands. For all the python projects (like django or numerical ...
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Are there any resources out there to continue developing my students' programming skills after Code Combat

I am teaching several classes consisting of 12-15 year-olds the beginnings of programming by exposing them to Code Monkey and Code Combat. These resources successfully engage most of my students and ...
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Toy Databases for Class Examples/Homeworks

I am familiar with the Northwind database and Chinook database as good toy databases for allowing students to practice writing queries. Are there other databases in a similar vein that are available? ...
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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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Detailed lecture series for automata theory or theory of computation

I need a detailed automata theory (or Theory of Computation) video lecture series to go hand in hand with the classic text books mentioned in this question The books are fine but I am having problem ...
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Blockchain cipher suitable for preschoolers

Is there a cryptographic hash function that well suited for preschool-aged children to work out on pencil and paper, to learn concepts of block chains? It must have the following requirements: Able ...
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What are good resources for self learning Finite Mathematics for a CS Student?

A student studying Computer Science requires some knowledge of finite mathematics, including logic, probability, counting, etc. In the use-case at hand, a HS or University course in finite math is not ...
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How to teach a flipped course based on the AI MOOC?

I'd like to create a college-level AI course based on the famous AI MOOC created by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun. My reasoning is that I wouldn't be able to create lectures as good as theirs, ...
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Study the book "Computer Architecture- A quantitative approach" (3rd Edition) for the first time

Whenever I searched for "best book for computer architecture" in google, the first result to come up was this book "Computer Architecture : A quantitative approach"(3rd Edition) by Henessy and ...
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Beginner Javascript course - recommended books

I was asked to teach Javascript to total beginners. Since it would most likely be free of charge, I would rather not spend time making my own slides and material. I would follow a book or some other ...
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Research on gender and attainment in CS

I am lecturing on gender and computer science and have found plenty of material outlining factors that impact female access to computer science courses. I stumbled across this paper: https://dl.acm....
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Curriculum Design for a Unit on Alan Turing and His Impact on CS

At the end of the year, there is a gap between the AP Exam for AP Computer Science A and the last class meeting. Since students don't have to take a final after the AP Exam, there's not a lot of ...
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Any auto grading site that supports all-testcases-in-one-file (and/or in github)?

I use repl.it, and one problem i note, is that each new test case has to be added by many gui-web clicks. it is both slow and annoying, and makes it harder to : 1) send to other teacher to review the ...
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Easy on-boarding for grad students to lead outreach?

I've been volunteering at a local Girls Who Code club at a U.S. high school. Other volunteers are female grad students in computing. I've been struck by the fact that even though the volunteers are ...
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What resources would you recommend for K-5 Computer Systems Concept of the CSTA K-12 Standards?

In Maryland, we hope to be funded by a grant that will allow us to write a K-5 computer science curriculum to address the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 Computer Science standards. ...