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Computer Science in Middle and High Schools
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Lego Bubble Sort

“ The stop motion of algorithm of bubble sort with Lego bricks.”
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Peter Albion's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:58 PM

Great visualisation of an algorithm that demonstrates the power of computational thinking. I've taught sorts in classes by lining up a group of students like the Lego towers and working through the sort. That approach would not work in an online class but this could demonstrate it well. As an alternative, rather than have students watch this, they could make their own stopmotion vido to illustrate an algorithm or they might watch this and use it as the basis for making a video of a different sorting algorithm.

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Ten Commandments in Computer Ethics

“ The Computer Ethics Institute defined Ten Commandments of computer ethics that the students should follow.. Did this for our project in CS101. Did it for 3 h...”
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Howeller's curator insight, January 18, 2013 10:35 AM

Computer Ethics - quick overview and idea for online course product

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Arduin-o-phone The DIY Arduino Mobile Phone

Arduin-o-phone The DIY Arduino Mobile Phone | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ Ever fancied creating your very own Arduino mobile phone? If you have Adafruit published details on how to use the Arduino platform to create your very own”
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Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal

Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
One of the basic tenets and strengths of the maker movement is its emphasis on constructive and collaborative learning through hands-on, trial-and-error experimentation. While a live mentor demonstrating and leading activities is the gold standard, a growing number of titles offer inspiration, support, and clarification for a wide variety of maker topics. The following list of recommended books was crowdsourced by librarians running maker spaces and/or offering maker programming in their libraries or schools.

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MakerBot's iPad App Can Now Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models - Gizmodo

MakerBot's iPad App Can Now Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models - Gizmodo | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“One of the biggest reasons there isn’t a 3D printer in every home—yet—has nothing to do with price or availability.”
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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, April 19, 1:12 PM
A great iPad app for learning in the classroom. How cool would it be for special needs students to be able to see their designs come to life?
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Arduino-compatible Quirkbot lets kids build robots out of straws

“ One year ago, a simple and very cool construction kit for children came out; called Strawbees, it lets kids develop their inner engineer by making all kinds of structures out of ordinary drinking straws and cardboard. Now, a spinoff project has emerged: a “toy to make toys” called Quirkbot. Quirkbot is a small 8MHz microcontroller…”
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Get Started On DIY Electronic Projects with These Learning Sites

Get Started On DIY Electronic Projects with These Learning Sites | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ Building our geeky ideas has never before been so easy. Arduino and Raspberry Pi and Raspberry alternatives are more affordable than ever. Components are available in abundance. Online tutorials and courses abound. In short, now is the time to learn DIY electronics, and these are our top recommended resources for doing just that. We've written in the past about how…”
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Auto Fish Feeder using Arduino

Auto Fish Feeder using Arduino | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ Now feed your fishes using Arduino with the help of Chienline' s simple DIY Step by Step Project”
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Adafruit Learning System | Ideas For Coding AND MakerSpaces | MakerED

Adafruit Learning System | Ideas For Coding AND MakerSpaces | MakerED | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it

Learn more:

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


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10 Great Arduino Projects for Beginners

10 Great Arduino Projects for Beginners | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ Completing an Arduino project gives you a sense of satisfaction like no other. The problem is, most beginners aren't sure where to start, and without previous Maker experience, or some sort of electronics background, even beginner's projects can seem rather... well, daunting. Today we're going to feature 10 simple projects that even the most novice of…”
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20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day - Make:

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day - Make: | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment. While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided.”
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Bubble-sort with Hungarian ("Csángó") folk dance

This week is about dance and sort algorithm. Enjoy the bubble one !


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Sneak Peek: Arduino-Powered Hydroponic Garden Controller

“ Here's a preview of the arduino microcontroller I'm building for this year's hydroponic vegetable garden. The power/control box also houses 2 relays for timing ...”
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Raspberry Pi Plotter Made From Computer Scrap

Raspberry Pi Plotter Made From Computer Scrap | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“The Raspberry Pi plotter has been constructed using two old optical drives, four H bridges, a servo all powered by a Raspberry Pi mini PC”
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How to make a simple robot step by step - YouTu...

How to make a simple robot step by step - YouTu... | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“How to make a simple robot step by step - YouTube on Physical Computing - Arduino curated by Steve Thomas”
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How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“There is magic found in rolling up your sleeves & tackling a project, a sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas.”
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Arduino Hardware - Computerphile

“Hobbyist hackers and programmers use Arduinos extensively - but what is an Arduino made of? James Fowkes from Nottingham Hackspace explains.”
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7 electronics kits for kids

7 electronics kits for kids | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ 7 electronics kits for kids”
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Green House Monitoring using Arduino: Circuit Diagram & Code

Green House Monitoring using Arduino: Circuit Diagram & Code | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ In today’s greenhouses, many parameter measurements are required to monitor and control for the good quality and productivity of plants. Here in this project by using GSM Module we can keep information about the affects of climate on plants”
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Android Phone Controlled Robot using Arduino

Android Phone Controlled Robot using Arduino | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ The Android Phone Controlled Robot is built around Arduino interfaced with a Bluetooth receiver to receive commands from Android Phone.”
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Get under the crust of these 10 fun and easy Raspberry Pi projects

Get under the crust of these 10 fun and easy Raspberry Pi projects | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ The Raspberry Pi is an amazing device. Check out some of our favorite Pi projects out there, whether you want to create a weather station or instrument.”
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Here’s how to build the ultimate retro gaming machine with Raspberry Pi

Here’s how to build the ultimate retro gaming machine with Raspberry Pi | Computer Science in Middle and High Schools | Scoop.it
“ Build your own all-in-one retro emulator with the power of a Raspberry Pi and a little bit of spare time on this weekend project.”
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