Post-AP: Let the fun begin

With the fun and insanity of the AP Computer Science exam behind us (with hopefully successful results, of course), I now face the annual challenge of how to occupy their time between now and the end of the year (2-1/2 weeks for seniors, 4-1/2 weeks for juniors). Over the years I’ve tried a number of different approaches, including Microsoft’s Terrarium project, programming Pocket PC applications, and even XNA (XBox game development); most have had mediocre success rates, primarily because of the limited time to work in.
This year I’m trying something different: Facebook App development. CodePlex has a link describing libraries for C# that allow creation of Facebook Apps through Visual Studio. Since all my AP students are versed in C# (prerequisite), and everybody has a Facebook account nowadays, this seems a natural connection.
While I’m not expecting the next Farmville or Mafia Wars (or worse, Mafia Farmville Wars!), hopefully I’ll have some interesting things to report as the month continues.

About Mr. I

After 17 years as a PC Software Engineer I gave it all up in 2000 to become a High School Computer Teacher
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