Category Archives: Instruction and Facilitation

Resources for Programming Merit Badge Counselors

Since The Programming Merit Badge is a brand new badge, and it was hard enough to find resources for the super general Computer Merit Badge, I’ve begun putting together a list of resources. The first site that I would like … Continue reading

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What is the best parallel programming language for initiating students in the world of multicore/parallel computing?

You’re doing them a disservice if you don’t eventually have them use C/C++/Fortran with both MPI and OpenMP for message passing and SMP. My personal opinion on teaching programming concepts, however, is that you remain language neutral for as long … Continue reading

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Some Tips for Teaching a Programming Class

I hope to have more resources and discussions here. It has been way too long since my last post, and I have so much I want to share. Please enjoy the following link that highlights 12 tips for teaching programming. … Continue reading

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