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CS teachers go to class
At the Marriott Hotel in San Antonio, TX, there were close to 200 teachers from across the world attending the annual Computer Science Teachers Association Symposium. I have been fortunate to attend this event in the past as an attendee and as a speaker and I always look forward to it every year. I enjoy meeting new teachers and talking to them about what they are doing in the class. I also enjoy seeing old friends and the opportunity to learn something new at this event. My presentation was on Web ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2008 7:04 AM

DotNetNuke Open Force Event Is Fast Approaching
So, if you happen to be in town (Orlando,FL) for pleasure, business or for the Tech Ed event, you must put the DotNetNuke Open Force Event on your calendar for Sunday, June 8th at the Orlando Convention Center. There will be sessions on how to learn DotNetNuke, how to install, how to skin, how to secure your site and on the newest version of DotNetNuke aka Cambrian. Finally, get your questions answered by the developers of DotNetNuke. Yes, Shaun Walker, Nik Kalyani, Scott Willhite and Joe Brinkman ......

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2008 1:27 PM

Getting to Seattle for the Microsoft MVP Summit Day 1
I arrived early at the airport and met up with our Microsoft local leader Joe, Devfish, Healy. Joe was in high spirits banging away on his keyboard at 7 am! Joe drove from Tampa to Orlando to take the Alaskan Airlines direct flight to Seattle. Joe feels so committed to the MVP program that he makes sure he has money in his budget to go to this event and hook up with the user group leaders at this event. Shawn Weisfeld, a C# MVP and Onetug leader, was next to arrive at the gate. We all boarded the ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:36 AM

DotNetNuke® Summer workshop in Orlando, FL
I'll be teaming up with Mike Webb from to train users on DotNetNuke® this summer in Orlando, FL. Michael Webb has been building websites for large corporations, small businesses and individuals using DotNetNuke® since the beginning. His corporate experience spans over 24 years in sales and marketing with a focus on technology integration to allow businesses to provide top quality customer service and empower employees with the tools necessary to perform their tasks within their respective ......

Posted On Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:31 PM

Orlando Dotnetnuke User Group Meeting Update
There were eleven enthusiastic dotnetnukers who attended the first Orlando Dotnetnuke User group meeting at Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando today. Everyone has a different background of using dotnetnuke and all are eager tolearn more. The 1 1/2 hour meeting went by fast and after introductions we all agreed to meet on amonthly basis. Next month, on March 1, Mike Webb from will talk about the custom modules that his company has created. In April, Will Stohl will do an introduction ......

Posted On Saturday, February 2, 2008 2:51 PM

What to teach after the AP Computer Science Exam?
There is always some time left after the AP exam to teach our students more before we leave them for the summer. In Florida, we have a couple of weeks to learn more and if you’re from different parts of the country you may have even more time to teach students something new. I am really sold on having students learn about creating games so that’s what I’ll be doing with my students. There are several options available for you to do with your students and several languages to use as well. If you want ......

Posted On Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:34 AM

This is when learning takes place!
Yesterday in my web design class I overheard my only female grade 9 student tell her classmates that she was able to help out her older brothers myspace web page by remembering what she learned in html and applying that knowledge by fixing his page. She was very proud of herself when telling this story. Needless to say, her teacher was very proud of her too.

Posted On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:18 AM

How to ask a billionaire a question....
At the Microsoft MVP summit today, Bill Gates gave the keynote to 1800 MVP award recipients from all over the world. Before the session, many people were already in line. My thoughts were to eat breakfast fast and then get in line to get a good seat. In line it was a great experience for me to be able to be with people from all over the world. In front of me were a group from Brazil and they have a great sense of humor even though I had no clue what they were speaking in Portugese. To my right side ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 6:25 PM

2nd week of Programming with Pocket PC Applications
This week marks the second week that I've been with my students in my Honors Programming class. First of all, it's great to see that I have 5 females taking the class and the class size is 16. I started class last week talking about the syllabus and grading. Students did have a chance to login to our school network and save a file to make sure everything was working correctly. I then introduced them to Visual Basic.NET and they did some console applications. You know "Hello World" kind of programs ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:11 PM

Digital Literacy Certificate Requirement for all High School Students
Alfred Thompson wrote in his blog about a Digital Literacy Curriculum program that Microsoft had on their site. I checked out the site and it covered 5 areas of study: Computer Basics The Internet and World Wide Web Productivity Programs Computer Security and Privacy Digital Lifestyles Each unit has an assessment test and then at the end there is a test that you can take and then print out a certificate when you finish. This semester, I'm requiring all my students to take this certificate exam. As ......

Posted On Friday, January 12, 2007 9:02 AM

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