Easier language to learn for beginners.
Games and programs can be easily published to the web.
Dynamic variable types.
Lack of a lot of OOP functionality.
dmiller1984 (705720) writes "The Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest public school system in the United States, announced a five-year plan today that would add at least one computer science course to every CPS high school, and elevate computer science to a core requirement instead of an elective. CPS announced this through a partnership with code.org, stating that the non-profit would provide free curriculum, professional development, and stipends for teachers." Link to Original Source top
dmiller1984 (705720) writes "I am a high school computer teacher and I've been put in the unique situation of designing my ideal computer lab since our high school will be undergoing a major expansion over the summer. I thought the Slashdot community might have some great ideas to help me out. I've never liked the lecture hall labs that I've seen in some schools, but I would like some way to get natural light in the room without worrying about glare on the computer screens (skylights, perhaps?). What are some of your ideas for a great computer lab for education?" top
dmiller1984 (705720) writes "I decided to start my own web-based business. Cool, right? I'm using subdomains to host sites for customers that have MySQL databases running things in the background. I'm anticipating a problem in the near future, though. I only started accepting customers recently and have been uploading their sites using FTP and a find/replace command to change the MySQL database information. This isn't that big of a deal for now, but if this business does well I don't think it will be very fun to upload so many websites manually. Does anyone know of a good system (web-based or Mac-compatible) where I can easily upload files to multiple places and, hopefully, make the changes to the database information as well. I could build something myself, but the time it takes to make something may not be worth it if there is already a good solution out there. Free is best, but I'm willing to pay for something good."