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Suitable age range tags

What is the best way of tagging questions to identify the combination of experience level and age range which a question is focused on? Ideally in a way which will be internationally relevant?
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Can this site succeed? — encouraging more users and questions

What can we do to encourage more users to ask more questions? There are so many great ones sitting in our proposal waiting to be asked. The definition phase brought up some great topics that could be ...
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The Question Sandbox

This question should serve as a sandbox for in-progress questions. Any question submitted here will automagically be shown in the Guidance Office. We need this space because it's hard to actually work ...
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Topic Challenges

We need more questions It's been pointed out by numerous people on many occasions that we need more questions. The graph of questions per week over time has remained almost flat, but despite that, ...
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Topic Challenge #02: Being Selfish

(I'd like to give a special thanks to ItamarG3 for his help writing up this challenge. Please give him a round of applause, everyone!) "In case of emergency, air masks will drop from the ceiling. ...
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Topic Challenge #01: the Review Spew

“The time has come,” the Meta said, “To speak of many things; Of Challenges, of brand new tags Of S.E. shirts as bling. And why some lesson didn’t work And making worksheets zing.” &...
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The list-nature of [lesson-ideas]

This has been bothering me for quite a long time, but I've had some trouble articulating it. We have already had quite a lot of discussion about list questions, and have historically been fairly ...
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How We Use Twitter

As some of you may be aware, we started a Twitter account to promote the site this past weekend: @cs_educators. I am currently managing it, but I would love your input on how we use it: I want it to ...
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Introducing… the [introductory-programming] tag cleanup!

The idea of teaching programming to beginners in pretty simple. But it's the simplest ideas that are most heavily abused. In that spirit, I think we need to monitor the most used tag on the site: ...
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How should we treat list questions?

Questions have been voted down, put on hold, or closed for being "list questions" without an objective answer. I think this is a problem, for a few reasons: The rule is inconsistently applied. This ...
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Making the help center more helpful

We previously discussed the possibility of updating the help center here. Since we can do it, and we have mods who will do it, what do we want to put in there? When drafting new sections, feel free ...
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Introducing the new tags, [curriculum-review], [lesson-review] and [materials-review]!

Quick note that I will delete in a few days: This is a proposed question guide. At some point, I will make a second posting of this to be converted to a community wiki. This page is for feedback ...
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What does a new member need to know on this site?

As a newcomer here, not knowing the culture, it is easy to make some mistakes. Due to the complexity of the site it is also sometimes difficult to find the information you need when you need it. This "...
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Site scope thoughts

As we continue through our public beta phase, site definition remains rather important. The decisions made in the next few weeks will guide the site for a long time to come. They will also help us ...
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Site promotion needs to be, well, promoted

So, I think we missed an opportunity. Wouldn't this have been a good place to promote the site (I look for something that says we can't or cannot, so I have no idea whether it would have been allowed ...
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Should language tags exist?

For tagging, would it be useful to have language tags? My perspective would be that we should have an introductoryprogramming tag (which we do) and also have general field tags where it's beneficial, ...
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Creating Community Ads

I've created this post to track our community ads as they appear on other sites. The answers can be used for proposing new designs, the highest voted one will go on other sites (manually edited in ...
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Meta-tagging based on age/grade/course/ability

Notice: Now that we've chosen a proposal, we are discussing implementation as a part of this meta question. Please have any further discussions there. Way back in the early days of our site (well, a ...
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Site scope refinement: internet safety

I more or less accept this question is off topic: https://cseducators.stackexchange.com/questions/461/teach-children-living-in-the-online-society In the question's defense: I asked about websites, ...
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Summer is coming

Here is a (distilled) conversation largely between @SeanHoulihane and I on the chat today: Sean Houlihane: @thesecretmaster Lots of questions is to be expected in the first few days - several coming ...
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Are questions about self-learning on-topic?

Are questions about self-learning on-topic? They are on-topic on Mathematics Educators to some extend. Maybe the two discussions on their meta site might be of use. I also found a discussion on Area ...
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Implementing education-level based tagging

This is a continuation of the discussion on this question. At the time of this writing, this answer was highest voted, and so the implementation of it will be discussed here. For reference, here is ...
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Development Environments used in Education

This post is experimental and may disappear. It is in progress and will change Development Environments useful for educators Java Eclipse is a full featured development environment. It is open ...
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Help center might need a few additions

Now that we're in public beta, it might be a good time to think about expanding parts of the help center. For example the what's on topic page isn't as helpful to new users as it can be. ...
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Is it necessary for a student to be able to map concepts in a language to some lower level concepts? [closed]

This is, I think, an experiment with this forum. It feels like a meta discussion to me, rather than a true question for the main site. It also gives me an opportunity to state some things about my ...
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Tag proposals #1 [closed]

Some of these I agree with, some I disagree with, but they came up in chat recently, so I am putting them here: Change teaching-analogy to examples, in line with matheducators Merge code-style and ...
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Adding education level tags? [duplicate]

In browsing the site today I noticed a number of questions where the first comment was "what level of education" (or similar). We should add tags to help answer that question and further categorize ...
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Are questions asking for recommendations on which educational program to choose off-topic?

I recently encountered this question: Studying Computer Science Remotely Through Reputable University It's a fairly detailed question basically asking for a recommendation for a university program. ...
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Mailing Lists for Educators

This post is an experiment. It may disappear Mailing lists for Educators SIGCSE SIGCSE members are subscribed to both an information distribution list and a discussion list. APCS The College Board ...
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Organizations for CS Educators

This post is an experiment. It may disappear Organizations for Educators SIGCSE SIGCSE is the Special Interest Group for CS Educators within the ACM. Membership is inexpensive. SIGCSE and associated ...