Welcome back! We’ll start back into our spell-casting groove this week, picking up wherever you left off in getting prepared for your Boss Challenge.
The next USA Computing Olympiad contest is right around the corner (Jan 13-16th). If you’re up to the challenge, you’ll start at the novice level, which assumes very little prior computing experience. Here’s the official blurb:
On the Computer Science Teachers of America listserv a teacher recently asked for suggestions; she is just starting out teaching python. Another teacher responded:
“I was in the same boat as you 3 years ago. I now use codecademy. I love it and it is free. I use it in my classroom and based on what students learn, they are able to pass the assignments from our local college to earn college credit for the class. Codecademy is also a great way to learn programming. It is how I learned.”
That’s a pretty solid endorsement!