Friday, June 25, 2010

Development for Beginners | Kid's Corner | MSDN

What a fun site from Microsoft.  An fun and easy intro to programming for kids (and grownups who want to learn!!)  A great way to introduce kids to one of the STEM areas.  Lots of lessons, links to other resources and videos.  This would be a great addition to teachers and students who are learning Squeak, Scratch or Alice as it adds another dimension to that kind of programming.  There are a host of other resources here for young people and adults who want to explore the world of programming from apps for desktop, phone to Web Applications and databases.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Great blog from David Kapuler highlighting 10 sites for creating digital art.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I have looked at several "free" sources for productivity software for our schools recently. I had looked at Zoho sometime ago but had occasion to revisit it when I saw a blog about Zoho Challenge, an application that allows teachers to create tests online. I created a test (not one you will be able to answer, it is specific to my school) but I wanted to take a "test drive" so to speak. It seems to be very cool and relatively easy to use, and, in my book, the best part is it is free. Yes there are premium features you can pay for but I really love the free stuff!!! Take a look at my very small quiz and then sign up for an account to test it out yourself.

Zoho Challenge