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Links from the bottom of all the August 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Programming Languages for Education

Software Programming Languages for Education




Move the Turtle



The Principle of Least Astonishment (Surprise)

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Krissy Venosdale and Skype in the Classroom

Krissy Venosdale

Skype in the classroom


A Project 365 to See the Good in Education, Learning, and Life.

Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy

NASA Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

Regular Expressions

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Logo Programming Language

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3D Software Tools and Resources

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SketchUp for Beginners

Download Sketchup


SketchUp for Education K-12

SketchUp Video on YouTube

SketchUp School

Master SketchUp


SketchUp Plugins

SketchUp Artists

3D Printing from SketchUp

How to Draw a Tiny House with SketchUp

Computer Science Curriculum Resources

CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards


Skype in the classroom

UK National Curriculum for Computing Programme

Ontario Canada: Secondary School Computer Studies

Online Learning: A Bachelor’s Level Computer Science Program Curriculum

A review of free online computer science courses from US universities.

CS Unplugged

The Traveling Salesman Problem

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Music from Electronic Garbage

Electric Waste Orchestra

Colten Jackson on YouTube

Pure Data

John Cage

Fat or Muscle: Which Keeps You Warmer?

Which keeps you warmer, fat or muscle?

Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup

Deepest-diving sub implodes in Kermadec trench

The Panopticon

How the Feds Are Tracking Us

The Airborne Panopticon: How Plane-Mounted Cameras Watch Entire Cities

Problems with Panopticon: UK CCTVs Don’t Cut Crime Rates

Problems with the Panopticon: UK CCTVs don't cut crime rates

NSA Data Have No Impact on Terrorism: Report

How the NSA's High-Tech Surveillance Helped Europeans Catch Terrorists

Building a Panopticon: The Evolution of the NSA’s XKeyscore

New York City Panopticon Plans Take Shape

Every Day, US Army’s Panopticon Drone Will Collect 80 Years’ Worth of HD Video

NSA Officers Spy on Love Interests

How NSA Spies Abused Their Powers to Snoop on Girlfriends, Lovers, and First Dates



Also In The August 2014 Issue

Krissy Venosdale and Skype in the classroom

Here's an enthusiastic teacher using technology to help her students discover how the world is an awesome place to explore.

SketchUp for Beginners

It's not hard to create simple three-dimensional objects and buildings with SketchUp software. Here's a simple introduction with lots of links to learn more.

Computer Science Curriculum Resources

Resources to learn about national standards for computer science and how to implement them in the classroom.

Principle of Least Astonishment

The Principle of Least Astonishment sounds very Monty Python. But it is a key concept in software and interface design.

Music from Garbage

People do amazing things with technology, in this case, creating music from tossed out computer hard drives, circuit boards, and other electronic garbage.

Regular Expressions

All programming languages have a way to find Elvis, but it can be difficult to learn how.

3D Software Tools and Resources

3D software is a fun way to engage people interested in computing but not necessarily coding or computer science.

Programming Languages for Education

Many languages have been created for younger kids and to help teachers in a classroom setting.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

August 2014 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the August 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

August 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2014.


This language, developed in the 1960s, exists solely to introduce children to basic programming concepts and teach programming.

The Traveling Salesman Problem

Not only a funny phrase, it is a math and computer science problem that helps solve real world problems.