Physics Gizmo is Open Source

I've put the source to Physics Gizmo on GitHub. If you are interested in helping me develop a tool for students to collect and analyze scientific data in an affordable way I encourage you to join the project.

Physics Gizmo on GitHub
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Physics Gizmo on Google Play

More information on Physics Gizmo can be found at the original Physics Gizmo post on BrokenAirplane.

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#CompThinkChat on Twitter - Join the discussion

Computational Thinking is showing up in discussions and talks everywhere I look. The Next Generation Science Standards reference them and the skills are implied in the Common Core.

A few days ago, I saw this tweet from @Kevin_Krenz:

and knew that this would be a perfect way to bring the community together to discuss and share experiences with Computational Thinking. Kevin put this planning document together and #CompThinkChat was born.

The first chat is Wednesday Aug 8th at 7pm CST (5pm PST/8pm EST) and continuing every other week. This may not be the best time for everyone who wants to be involved so add your suggested times to the planning doc and let's see what works out in the long run.

If this is your first Twitter chat, here's the steps to get started:

  1. Sign up for Twitter.
  2. Sign in during the scheduled chat time.
  3. If you are using the Twitter homepage search for #CompThinkChat in the upper right corner. This filters out all tweets except those relevant to the chat.
  4. Chat! Share your thoughts, questions, link, etc. Note: Make sure you add #CompThinkChat to your Tweets so everyone else can see them.
There are many ways to access Twitter, especially on your mobile device. I personally use Silver Bird for Chrome and Seesmic on Android but do a search and try a few out to see what works best for you.

If you miss out on a chat, they will be archived in the Exploring Computational Thinking General Forum.

Here's the document of Computational Thinking Resources I share in my presentations about Computational Thinking. All are invited to join the chat whether you have been using Computational Thinking since PapertWing, or if this is the first time you have heard about it. It'll be exciting to hear the community's thoughts on the implications and possibilities and I hope you will join us!