Tag Archives: frustration

Avoiding the Inception doghouse

Those of you who have read my last post know that there were some issues surrounding my trip to see Inception last weekend. If you haven’t read my last post, what the heck are you doing reading this one? Get over there and read that one first – I’m not going to re-explain everything here.… Read More »

The #1 reason to walk out of Inception is…

Today held a couple of movie ‘firsts’ for me. I didn’t see either of them coming. The first ‘first’: I went to a movie alone. The second ‘first’: I left before it ended. In fact, about 15 minutes before it ended. Let’s back up so you can get the full sense of the day. Today,… Read More »

Alice: Through the Monitor (or Creating new worlds for Novices)

Through watching the Randy Pausch lecture (mentioned in my previous post) I discovered a great free tool for learning how to program, called Alice. What’s different about Alice is that it lets students learn the basics of object-oriented programming while avoiding a lot of the frustrations that normally come from this kind of exploration. It… Read More »