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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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How to write Tag Wikis

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions. Tags make it easier to filter questions, and to attract experts in the field related to your ...
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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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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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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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Should we invite book reviews in Q&A?

Would it make sense to make book reviews on topic? I've read some books of interest to the CS educator community but don't know anywhere good to share my thoughts on them. The SIGCSE publication ...
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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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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. Additionally, ...
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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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Merge the two tags: tests and exam

We have two tags: tests and exam. They both have wiki and the discussions there are semantically similar (exam is more complete). These should likely be merged. I suggest (and Gypsy Spellweaver ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Interest in a big collection of CS1/CS2/CSx programming problems?

Having taught an introduction to programming course CCPS 109 Computer Science I using Python 3 for three semesters, after sixteen years of teaching that same course using Java, I have completed a ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Tag Assessments should be Tag Assessment

I recommend changing the name of the "assessments" tag to "assessment". I think "assessment" (describes an action) has a very different interpretation than "assessments" (a plural noun describing a ...
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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 source....
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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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Creating Community Ads (2018 Edition)

Well, almost a year since our conception and 'tis the season for community ads again! On all graduated sites, there are Community Promotion Ads which provide an opportunity for relevant, useful sites ...
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Are teachers bad at asking questions?

Since joining this site about a month ago, I often see a lot of debate over "what is the question about?" and the manner and wording of questions, especially mine, ahem. For example, the comments to ...
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Review count weirdness

Reviewing funzo time: but why does it say 3 things to review, and only when there are suggested edits. (full size) Huh? I'm confused. Why does it say 3 when there'...
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Requisites, pre- and post

Someone kicked the anthill with the question about touch-typing, which raised the issue of prerequisites, which brings up the concept of a curriculum, which invokes the area of what in the world are ...
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Re-open/move closed question

This question was closed as not appropriate to the site. I agree with that. But I think it is appropriate to academia.stackexchange.com. I started to cast a re-open vote but that looks boolean & ...
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The calculus of "Differentiation" Tag

Please help me out with the meaning of the differentiation tag. It was applied to one of my questions, I did not get it, and I see on a closed question it was applied and everyone is commenting "Your ...
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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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A Question by any other Number

The main page of the site says that there are (currently) 207 Questions. When I hover on the links though, there is a number, which I am guessing is assigned sequentially. Many recent questions are in ...
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Modifying the help center to better reflect our purpose

So, in our most recent meta question, we tried to determine whether or not this question is topical to the site. Gypsy Spellweaver pointed out: Without a change to the Help Center text it's off topic....
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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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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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Let's create a tweet sandbox!

As you might know, we have a Twitter account (@cs_educators), which is currently managed by Peter, one of the pro-tem mods on this site. In the last months, there hasn't been a lot of activity (the ...
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Standardizing specific tags

We have the triview1 (these), which have a specific format. This question is about the effectiveness of defining a structure for questions with specific tags (like the whatnot-review tags). I have a ...
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How to expound something to someone

I've been teaching programming for a while with poor success. I reduced the 3 Normal Forms of relational database structure to 4 short, clear sentences using ordinary words. But for someone to really "...
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Guidance for Site Maintainers

Note that this post will require updates over a day or so to get right. This note will disappear when done. Concept: Some questions require editing to assure usefulness for future visitors Regular ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue indicator whenever there's a task available in any queue. All queues with at least one task will be marked ...
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What questions can be asked at CSEducators?

This discussion has the aim of convincing people that we should broaden the range of "acceptable" questions on this site, as distinct from Stack Exchange generally. It will, however, take a while to ...
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Dealing with the inherent subjectivity of CS Education

This recent question made me (once again) think about how we should reconcile Stack Exchange norms and our (inherently subjective) content. We also need to remember that our goal is to help the asker ...
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Am I in the right place here if I teach programming?

I am a software developer in the industry, but one of my secondary functions is training apprenticeship developers on the job. In Germany the apprenticeship is a secondary education that comes after ...
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Editing Offensive / Spam Posts

A rather inappropriate - both by content and value of the contribution - answer was posted on this question this morning. What is the consensus (if there is one) on editing the answer? Would it be ...
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Fixing the [abstraction] and [program-structure] Tags

Problematic tags: I think abstraction and program-structure are being applied in inconsistent, maybe incorrect ways. I'm having trouble thinking of descriptive text that will include the already-...
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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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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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How to get badge announces: “Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses”

How do badges work? I have noticed that here there are a lot of badges, that are not mentioned in [next badge]. In particular announces: “Share a link to a question ...
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Is a question about the nature of education topical?

This question is unlike anything we've seen before: Difference between a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in CS Is it topical? Traditionally, we've focused on HOW to teach, with occasional ...
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When are "how do I learn X" type questions on topic here?

I recently encountered the following question on Stack Overflow: I'm studying and I want to learn how to code in Java, but while my mates are doing arrays, I still continue with the basics - stuff ...
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How to get code to display well

I can't get code samples I post into .my questions to display well. Usually I pre-type it on my editor, then copy and paste into the question box. Someone has to help edit it before it displays with ...
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Is it appropriate to edit out this odd bit of self promotion answering edited into a question?

I recently came across this question. Despite the author of the question needing help automating their grading, they are also apparently an author of an automatic grading platform themselves. The ...
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Sitely less technical? Site scope question

The misspelled word in the title is intentional. Is the site's scope still aligned with what was in mind, say, 4-5 months ago? I see more and more questions that are more pedagogy than CS. While the ...
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What should we do with low quality answers?

Many of the questions on our site are answerable with a sentence or two. Even the most complex questions on our site could be answered in only a couple sentences. Those answers are not very likely to ...
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Synonymize [lesson-planning] into [lesson-ideas]

lesson-planning has only three questions, and the much wider used lesson-ideas is for questions about planning lessons for a specific purpose, such as teaching some coding paradigm or skill. ...
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SITE::Scope.resolution->choice(Student.access->block(net))

A new question has again raised the issue of the scope on our site. In this case it's about some possible form of internet blocking affecting the student access to resources. Other questions which we ...
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Is question about common mistakes on-topic?

I'm not a CS teacher, but I answer lots of questions from novices on StackOverflow, so I often feel like one. And of course we see lots of repeats of the same beginner mistakes (e.g. initializing a ...
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Subjective list question?

The latest HNQ is, in my eyes, subjective: So, how would you explain the concept of a variable to a 9 year old (the actual question in the post, emphasis mine) This is quite subjective. I see the ...

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