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10 Free Resources for Learning JavaScript and HTML5

The web isn’t a stale bag of text and pictures.   In our web browser, we can use Google maps to navigate and explore the world.   The browser enables us to play games, communicate, and learn using media.    Google, Microsoft, and many other players have worked hard to improve the speed and capabilities

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“All I Want For Christmas” from @EduVue

The “Hour of code” event to introduce young people to computer science has been very well received by the community.   As time permits, I have been reviewing blog posts and retrospectives on the event. My friends from EduVue provided a nice reflection on the “Hour of code” event at their schools.   It’s exciting

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Creating Interactive Images with SVG

  During a Google Developers Group session on HTML5, Dr. Allen introduced the group to a web technology called Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). In instructional technology, SVG can be used to create interactive diagrams that respond to mouse clicks and mouse movements. Many information visualization tools utilize SVG to visualize complex data sets. (Check out

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Closing out the term- Reflecting on what worked and what failed miserably

Published on December 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Tomorrow is my last exam of the semester. Woohoo! Freedom! I’m not sure who’s more excited, me the professor, or my students. As always, it is a good idea to take some time to reflect and think about what has gone well this term and those things that probably should not be done again. The

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17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher

There are many benefits to teaching young people to code.   As a musician starts learning a piece of music,  the process can be daunting.   Musicians, however, naturally start breaking the song into parts.   By slowly mastering small phrases, scales, chords, and patterns, the song slowly emerges from the student.   The discipline

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