Tech Talk

Spring 2009 - Visualizing Data with Many Eyesmanyeyes.gif

Many Eyes is a site that allows students and teachers to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people. The heart of the site is a collection of data visualizations. Data can be visualized in the standard charts and graphs you already know as well as some unique paradigms such as network diagrams, bubble charts, word trees, map charts, and many more. See specific examples for content areas below. See more at Register for a free account here

The Voice for K-12 computer science education and its educators.

New_Picture.jpgThe Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.

The Exploring Computer Science Curriculum
The Exploring Computer Science (ECS) materials provide daily lesson plans and resources which support the teaching of six instructional units:
1) Human Computer Interaction
2) Problem Solving
3) Web Design
4) Introduction to Programming
5) Robotics; and
6) Computing Applications.
The curriculum adopts an inquiry-based learning model and each unit concludes with an in-depth project. The instructional materials have been developed for high school classrooms in Los Angeles Unified School District as an instruction tool for introducing students to the "computational thinking" of computer science.
Download the Curriculum here (2 MB)
Please download introductory letter here.