We’re using Visual Studio .NET (2003) for all of the programming classes (which includes the above two and a C++ course covered by another teacher). Overall, I think the curriculum works well, although I’d like to see my AP scores a little higher this year than last. (Wouldn’t we all?)
As I look out at the year to come, and the students I’m likely to see, I’m fairly hopeful. I know that I’m prepared, and that I know the material cold. I mean, I’ve been programming since 1976 or so, I was a software engineer for 17 years, I’ve seen the inside of DOS and Windows system code (including Tony’s Bar and Grill and the BurgerMeister), I’ve been using VB ever since Version 1.0 (in 1990!), and I’ve been to a number of APCS semenars, a couple at Carnegie Mellon University.
All I have to do now, is transfer this knowledge to (as Rush Limbaugh would say) young skulls full of mush. What could possibly go wrong?
COMMENTS FROM theSpoke:
@ Wednesday, August 24, 2005 11:18 AM
Yeah, what could go wrong? go wrong? go wrong? 🙂 have a great year Tom!