December 4-10 marks Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) 2011. This week is designed to raise awareness of the transformative role of computing in our global society and promote computer science education at all education levels.
Start a discussion in your classroom using resources highlighting computer science and how it propels our modern world. Hear how computers and sports combine to design a sophisticated type of artificial intelligence or calculate team rankings. Computers enhance the arts by composing music, restoring masterpieces, and even help with your air guitar. Students can learn about programs designed to identify people by averaging faces, gait recognition, and nose biometrics.
Computer models are used to understand everything from business decisions to crack dynamics. Scientists and engineers use computer technology to find natural resources, create thought-controlled devices, and when searching for life from other planets.
Take advantage of these resources to inspire students to pursue computer science education. They will develop problem solving, computational thinking, and abstract reasoning that will help in many academic disciplines.