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Small to medium scale exercises about Haskell's higher abstractions

Short version: Where can I find highly varying, small or medium-sized exercises and examples on the use, identification and instance declaration of Haskell's abstractions such as applicatives, monads, ...
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How to teach Godel's incompleteness Theorems?

I'm taking a class on Logic in Computer Science, and we've covered propositional logic, predicate logic and second-order logic. Students are familiar with model theory. They are also acquainted with ...
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Unplugged Project Idea

I teach a middle school coding course. We have done a very basic python introduction. For their first project, they wrote and coded their own MadLibs. For the upcoming project, they are going to ...
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Is GitHub Copilot constantly training on private data?

I'm using GitHub Classroom for my class. I wrote an assignment and pushed it together with the solution to a private repo in my org. The assignment includes parts of the solution for the students to ...
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Growth of Early CS Students

At SigCSE this year a session participant said, roughly, "research shows that there is no correlation between 'early skill' is CS and a student's ultimate success in the field." ...
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Error free solution manual for "Introduction to Algorithms" by Cormen et al. for self study or alternative method to tackle them single handed

I am a CS undergraduate student, strictly speaking I am fond of studying theoretical CS subjects, the corresponding books just attract me. Now in theoretical CS we probably have algorithm design and ...
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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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MOSS flags boilerplate code as similar in some pairs but not flagged in other pairs

I'm experimenting with using MOSS to help detect plagiarism in student code. In my first experiment with real code, I am confused with the results; Some pairs of students were flagged as having code ...
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Simulator or game to teach operating system principles

I am teaching Operating Systems to Computer Science Majors, generally juniors and seniors. In order to better explain it I want to create or have a simulator or game to illustrate memory management: ...
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Are there some strategies to automatically generate assessment questions and answers?

To quote from Artificial Intelligence in Education by Charles Fadel etc., Assessments define the education we get. How can I automate the assessment design task using AI? Could anyone please provide ...
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Are there any tools for embedding editable code samples in Canvas?

We used to use Repl.it for embedding code in Canvas courses so that students could quickly and easily engage with programming after watching a video or reading content in Canvas. However, they changed ...
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Doing basically a CS MSc under a mathematics MSc program?

I have recently been reminded again (through lots of pain) why I wanted to do my masters in CS instead of mathematics. Its not that I can't do an MSc in mathematics, its just that I don't enjoy ...
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Accounting and potential methods in amortized analysis

I am still trying to improve the understanding of amortized analysis by students (as in a previous question). In many textbooks such as the CLRS, three methods are presented: aggregate, accounting, ...
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Practical assignments Hardware/Server projects

Due to a teacher shortage I will have a class of "IT-Systems & Devices" students in a couple of weeks. The class should be group projects of 3 students in which they will have to do ...
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Divide and conquer for subset sum problem

I want my students (equivalent first-year college students) to work on algorithmic paradigms during a 2 hours practical programming session in OCaml. I chose the subset sum problem since it can ...

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