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Why You Should Attend an Industry Trade Show

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I am a big proponent of teachers attending conferences. The annual Computer Science Teachers Association conference has become one of my summer highlights every year.
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NSF's CS Bits and Bytes Newsletter is Back!

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has reinvigorated their CS Bits and Bytes newsletter, with an exciting line-up of issues for the year. Each issue highlights innovative computer science research.
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Unplugged Activity Idea: Color Coding

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Are you looking for a quick, unplugged activity to check for understanding or misconceptions of programming concepts? Try using selective highlighting with snippets of code!
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Let’s Talk About Books

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We’re several months into 2019, and this year I set a goal to read more computer science books and learn a new programming language. Did you make any resolutions for the new year?  
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Choose Your Own Computer Science Adventure!

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Spring is in full swing, but it wasn't long ago that winter seemed to have no end in sight. During those cold gray days, I was looking to mix up the programming assignments in my high school Introduction to Computer Science course.
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Exploring Facial Recognition

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Did you participate in the recent #10YearChallenge on Facebook or Instagram? The challenge, also dubbed #HowHardDidAgingHitYou, involved posting a photo of yourself from 2009 beside another of yourself from 2019.