This is a blog about my high school CS teaching experience. I teach at a small (200 9-12, 300 K-8) Catholic school in western Montana. My first programming experience was with FORTRAN and punch cards in 1971. I have been teaching Programming and tech since 1983. I started on TRS-80’s and then graduated to Apple IIe’s. I am now pretty exclusively PC (not on purpose). The blog will post ideas and hope for response to them. I am always searching for better, more interesting ways of getting kids involved in working with computers. Absolutely nothing in this blog is supported by extensive research.
Being small and private allows a lot of flexibility in curriculum and no flexibility in budget. Actually, no budget is more like it. The CS and technology department operate on free stuff, donations and the occasional grant.