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Meth in Our Community: A list of resources

What are we doing? In one of my Life Science classes, we are looking at the issue of methamphetamine use within a community, from a scientific perspective. We have been looking at how a healthy body functions, and how meth … Continue reading

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Rethinking the High School Transcript: An Exercise in Data Visualization

I attended two of Idan Gazit’s talks about design at last year’s PyCon, and those talks have continued to influence my thinking in a number of ways.  I teach at a small high school in southeast Alaska, and this time … Continue reading

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Sketching for a Better Educational Product: A Workshop for Teachers

I am a teacher by profession, but I have always programmed for fun.  I went to PyCon, a conference for people who use the programming language Python, for the first time this past spring.  Throughout my career as a teacher, … Continue reading

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Python vs. Ruby: Four Weeks on Hacker News

Python or Ruby? I teach high school math and science, and over the last couple years I have started to teach an Introduction to Programming class. The class is framed around general programming skills and concepts, but students learn to … Continue reading

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PyCon 2012: An Educator’s Perspective, part 3

(part 1, part 2) A “Closing” Reflection It’s always hard to leave a good conference, and PyCon 2012 was an amazing conference in so many ways. I am sad to see my first PyCon come to an end, but I … Continue reading

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PyCon 2012: An Educator’s Perspective, part 2

(part 1) I love this conference already. I had wondered if I would feel comfortable here or if I would feel like an outsider, since I do not program professionally. I find myself feeling right at home here, for a … Continue reading

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PyCon 2012: An Educator’s Perspective

I am attending PyCon for the first time this year, and I was a little nervous about it until recently. Pycon is the annual conference for anyone who uses the Python programming language. I am excited to go, but I … Continue reading

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