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Equivalence Relation

Many of the questions revolve around imparting correct understanding. Often, even with seemingly good instruction, wrong understanding still occurs. There are particular concepts in CS that cause this ...
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Optimistic Suggestion: topic challenge + site promotion +?

Looking at the visits/day of our site, it can be better. 170 v/d... So, maybe this is a good time to look more closely at promoting our site. I'm not sure how the twitter account is going, and I ...
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Suggesting 'misconception' tag

I don't have sufficient rep to add tags... I suggest misconceptions or alternative-conceptions for questions I've posed: ...
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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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Why do we have the best-practice tag?

The tag best-practice has about 56 questions tagged as such, but I can't see what additional information or categorization this tag provides for any of them. I'd say that any question about "best ...
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Which is steps of a good dissertation of master's is on-topic or off-topic?

Would like know, if this ask does part of scope community Would like of submit one propose of master's degree, but not know for where begin. Someone could say which are the principles ...
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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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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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Teaching analogy question

As of this writing, three people have flagged this question for closure. However, I believe that it is a straightforward teaching-analogy question, well in line with past examples. Here are just a ...
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Informational resouce requests

What is the difference between resource-request and resource-information? In theory, any answer to a resource-request question would include information about that resource, so why do we have two tags?...
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Useful Resources for CS Educators (Index)

This post is an experiment - it may disappear. It is also in process and will be updated frequently. This is an index to other posts that detail useful resources of various kinds Mailing Lists ...
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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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What criteria should be used to judge questions as they are asked

When a question is asked, the mods and folks in the classroom and guidance office make judgements about it. Is this a good question? Some criteria are used to give advice to OPs and even to close ...
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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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Retagging: Comparisons, analogies, and examples, *oh my!*

Tag proposal number 1: Change teaching-analogy to examples, in line with matheducators Upvote if you agree, downvote if you disagree, or answer if there are additional considerations.
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The Two Doctrines Truth

I often see a distinction made between teaching school-age people 'Computing' and teaching Computer Science in college or beyond. The attitude about general education teaching seems to be that we can ...
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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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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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Should welcome comments be removed?

On the site, we generally have been trying to add "Welcome" comments to posts by new users to attempt to get them to stick around on the site and contribute more. On the other hand, officially, ...
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How to make this tool more useful for elementary school computer science teachers

A personal learning network (PLN) such as this board, is a great resource for computer science teachers who may be fairly isolated in their individual school. Here there are great resources for middle ...
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Why was this question re-migrated after Academia refused it?

This question was migrated to Academia, which closed it and rejected the migration. Then, a moderator migrated it a second time. Why migrate it repeatedly? Why not just close it after getting ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Other managed languages beside C# for cross-platform development (on topic?)

Is this on topic? Since virtual machines and hardware have become so smarter and faster lately, that some managed languages have been able to run code almost as fast as equivalent C++ code, I decided ...
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Why so many species of beetles? [closed]

I was reading in a book called "How Emotions Are Made" that humans form concepts with the aid of spoken words. For example, in an experiment with 6 month old babies, certain objects were ...
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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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