Computer Science Teacher Survey

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is developing a new licensure assessment for entry-level Computer Science teachers (in the US). A licensure assessment is used to determine whether teacher candidates demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge and/or skills to enter their profession.

ETS convened a national advisory committee (NAC) of Computer Science teachers, teacher-educators, and representatives of computer science organizations in order to determine which knowledge and/or skills are important for the beginning Computer Science teacher to possess in order to practice safely and effectively.  During this NAC meeting, members were asked to consider what Computer Science teachers (at the secondary level) are expected to know at the time of entry into the profession (e.g., the first day or month on the job).

The survey that follows is their attempt to verify the domain of knowledge and/or skills that were identified at the NAC meeting.  The entire survey should only take about 20 minutes to complete.

Click here to access the survey.

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Email Lists

Following are the email lists I have set up for teachers in Ontario. If you are a member of one of these email lists, please see the guidelines below.

Technological Education (Secondary)

Other

Mail List Guidelines

  • Always use a relevant subject line for the topic.
  • When changing topics, change the subject line.
  • When replying to a digest format email, reply using the provided web link so the subject line stays the same.
  • Please be mindful that you are replying to everyone on the mail list. Keep the emails supportive in nature and professional.
  • Do not attach documents. Instead, upload the document to your Google Drive account and share from there.

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Save to Google Is a Pocket-Like Chrome Extension For Saving Articles

Chrome: Not content with letting Pocket have the spotlight, Google has introduced a new extension called Save to Google that allows you to save articles to read later.

Anyone see a reason to use Save to Google over the Google Keep extension? It’s not even convenient to access what you’ve saved, other than by accessing www.google.com/save. I’m not sure why I would ever promote this now that Google Keep is so awesome.

Am I missing something?

Source: Save to Google Is a Pocket-Like Chrome Extension For Saving Articles