The summer is finally over and its time to go back to school. I really enjoyed the summer this year. The weather wasn’t too hot which is a nice change from the normal humid Toronto summers. My cousin came for a visit from Hong Kong. He will be teaching CS full time at the American International School in Hong Kong this coming year. I gave him tons of links to awesome open source software and projects. Hopefully it will help expose open source to a wider audience. Other than visits from relatives, I also had the opportunity to take a 1 week course intensive Raku course which I wrote about here.
To kick off the school year I am going to make the following new school year resolution.
I will blog at least once a week.
Last year I learned what a wonderful teaching tool blogs/wiki’s and irc could be. I loved how it was possible to see what students were working on and what they thought, if they were having trouble in one area and so on… I liked the collaborative creation of wiki’s.
This year I hope to encorporate it into the courses that I’m teaching. I think the key to doing this is to practice what I preach… can’t expect students to blog if I don’t. Anyhow…that is the plan… now to learn about the iseries and cobol (/me wonders if its possible to program space invaders with cobol on the iseries)