My Years With Hacker Highschool: Should We Be Training Hackers?

Glenn Norman

Flash forward from my first conversations on LinkedIn with Pete Herzog in 2010 to February of 2015, and one of the most persistent topics about Hacker Highschool: Should we be doing what we were doing at all? Were we training evil little script-kiddies, or maybe al-Qaida? That whole line of thinking leads straight back to …

Hacker Highschool: Foreword and Copyright Statement

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “[ Hacker Highschool ]” Foreword From Glenn Norman, Project Manager, 2012-1016 Downloads: http://gnorman.org/2017/05/16/hacker-highschool-download-uncut-lessons/ As I’ve described in an earlier entry, I first got in touch with Pete Herzog and ISECOM (http://isecom.org) in 2010 through LinkedIn because, as a professional editor, I thought I could make a …

Hacker Highschool is running at Warehouse508

Hacker Highschool (http://hackerhighschool.org) in cooperation with teen venue Warehouse508 (http://warehouse508.org) will be running this Fall semester, beginning September 10. Classes will run on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 PM for 12 weeks. Information on signing up will be posted on the Warehouse508 website. If you’re on my obscure website, it’s likely because you know I manage …

RoboRAVE: from a middle-school gym to an international event

There’s a very cool event born and grown right here in Albuquerque: RoboRAVE, for 2014 a three-day event at the Albuquerque Convention Center, runs simultaneously in several countries including, appropriately, Alburquerque, Spain; Columbia; China; France; and the Czech Republic. You can find a Alb. Journal article at http://www.abqjournal.com/328635/news/roborave.html I see that a nonprofit called Inquiry …

[Hacker Highschool : Cyberbullying : “Alex Wonder” game helps kids fight cyberbullying]

One major Hacker Highschool lesson we projected was Lesson 22, Cyberbullying. At SchoolforHackers.com we’ll move forward at a much faster pace on this issue, particularly if we keep getting good submissions. Material dealing with cyberbullying is available by the ton on the Internet, but as with all subjects, separating the wheat from the chaff is …

Educational Models: Massively Open Online Courses

I’ve been managing the Hacker Highschool v.2 project for over a year now, and it’s become nearly an (unpaid) full-time job driven, to some degree, by altruism. The requests we at ISECOM (the creator of Hacker Highschool) are fielding include online courses, teacher training and certification, online communities for both students and teachers, answer keys …