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CSEd.SE and CSTA

To what extent should the standards of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), a US-based professional organization for computer science educators, inform what is on-topic in this community? ...
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Question about IDE features

After looking at the comments and the votes, I believe that this question warrants a discussion. As I don't want to preference my own thinking above others in the community, I'll put my thoughts in ...
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Questions that don't have one answer

This isn't really specific to this board, but Stack Exchange in general. Are all questions expected to eventually have one response tagged as the answer? What about cases where there are several ...
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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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Broad tags make it difficult to write a good wiki

We currently have 3 pages of tags. Some of them have a wiki, some don't. However, some are (as I find it) difficult to describe well in a tag wiki. Examples are security (It is not so clear what ...
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Site scope refinement: high level student problem

We have a question that has attracted a few close votes. I don't know all the voters' reasons for that, but one comment suggests one possibility: Nothing about your question seems specific to CS. ...
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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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Accepting Nominations -- Who should moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Voting on questions

I have noticed that we have a few questions with more answers than up votes. Seems to me that if the question is good enough to take the time to write an answer, that it's probably also good enough ...
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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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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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Marketing and publicizing CSE

In light of Robert's recent comment, we need outreach. I just wanted to collect a group of targets. I'm aware of http://reddit.com/r/compsci http://reddit.com/r/CSEducation https://edu.google.com/...
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Tag synonyms collection [closed]

There are a few tags that are duplicate (and so I think should be made into synonyms): theory and cs-theory design and design-thinking (I'm not sure about this one, actually.) If more appear (when ...
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Rename OOP tag?

We currently have a tag for object-oriented-paradigm. Since OOP is conventionally defined as "object-oriented programming" (and is a programming paradigm), should the tag reflect as much? Would it ...
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Can we replace the "elderly" tag?

It feels like adult-education might be a better fit for our site, unless we expect that retirement facilities will be a focus here. The question, for reference: Programming curriculum for senior ...
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Should the title still be Computer Science Educators? [closed]

I believe that they're aren't that many people out there who are interested in a site that is only for Computer Science Educators. Personally, I'm a Java student, and my interest rate in this site is ...
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Questions simply seeking ideas

What kind of game (in Scratch) would require use of a list? It is clearly too broad, but finding great examples is also entirely central to what we do as educators. How could a question like this be ...
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Lesson plan evaluations/reviews?

Should we allow/endorse questions asking for feedback on a lesson plan/lab/other class activity? For teachers, having peer review on various aspects of designing a course could be very helpful and ...
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Questions about education on Computer Science Stack Exchange

There is a number of interesting questions about education in Computer Science that were asked in CS Stack Exchange, and didn't receive much attention, or got poor answers. My question is, should they ...
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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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Language A v. Language B (v. Language C...)

We've now had two questions address this issue: What can Snap! do that Scratch cannot? Scheme vs Haskell for introducing functional programming I can see further questions coming down the line in ...
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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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Should the undergraduate tag be destroyed? [duplicate]

Currently there is an undergraduate tag. This tag has 1 question. I believe that this tag could be made much more useful by setting a skill level rather than a grade level. There could be an undergrad ...
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No accepted answers so far

We need a model of question that can have real answers. While a teacher community is a wonderful (and very sorely needed!) thing, how can we encourage questions that have actual answers? Edit: ...
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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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Peer reviewed stuff

Right now, we are in the early stage of this site. How do we go around deciding who reviews what stuff? For example, I added an excerpt for the java tag and it said ...
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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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Objectivity and this site

This site, as an education site with educators, is likely to end up soliciting many questions that come down to simple advice. (namely What language should be first used to introduce coding?) How ...

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