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Area 51 Statistics

Let's go through this from best to worst: 100% answered - excellent: Need I say more? We've answered every question. Around 4.2 answers a question - excellent. So we're kind of rocking the answers. ...
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Can a hyphen be placed in the [introductoryprogramming] tag?

The introductoryprogramming tag doesn't have a hyphen in the middle, as in: introductory-programming. Since introductoryprogramming is only 23 characters, introductory-programming has 24 characters ...
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Retagging: Getting the Group Together

Tag proposal number 3: Change group-assignment to group-work Upvote if you agree, downvote if you disagree, or answer if there are additional considerations.
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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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What is the [student-motivation] for real [engagement]?

I realize that getting the students motivated to learn the subject is often a problem. Even more so when sections of the class can become dry. Students who rapidly grasp some of the concepts can be ...
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The looping tag

I don't think the looping tag should be called that. I think one of two things should happen: It should be renamed to loops which fits with, for example, Stack Overflow, and just seems more ...
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Retagging: Coding style? Conventions? Practices?

Tag proposal number 2: Merge code-style and coding-conventions into coding-style Upvote if you agree, downvote if you disagree, or answer if there are additional considerations.
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Do we have "issues"?

On the tour page, under "Get answers to practical, detailed questions" it recommends that we "Ask about..." "Specific issues with Computer Science education." There are "issues" with CS education, but ...
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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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Two answers for one question

In reviewing the answers to How can I show the value of best practices? I developed, and wrote up, an answer that I think is good. Which isn't saying that the other answers are not. Then, when I went ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are resource requests on-topic?

On the main StackOverflow site, the on-topic help states: Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack ...
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Teachers: share your knowledge

Occasionally, there are crazy question-answer ratios because of users who mostly answer questions - these people obviously have tons of knowledge they can share. With this in mind, since we want to ...
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A student on the educators site

I'm a student, and I'd like to ask a question of CS educators - where I can take online courses that are on the cheaper side of things and will (probably) be able to go on my transcript. This leads to ...
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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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A dedicated room in chat for lesson-ideas and curriculum-design

At his point we have 20 questions tagged lesson-ideas. 4 have accepted answers, and only 2 are on the unanswered tab. We also have 17 questions tagged curriculum-design. 3 of which have accepted ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we enable math notation?

On CS stack exchange, they use $ to enable latex math statements. Since teaching questions about theoretical CS would be applicable here, we might also need this. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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