When we are done with Java Boot Camp, we will switch to more graphical projects using Processing, which is based on Java, in a GUI environment.
We are also trying out TeamViewer for the first time this year. Now students can login from home and see their classroom desktop on their home PC and finish any LabWork they need to without going to extra help. Students can have access to our Linux SFTP server all day, any day, any where. I think this is great for practicing our coding skills. Students should be reading and writing code a little bit every single day!
UPDATE: ThinkPairShare works great in Math class as we have a lot of HomeWork exercises to go over. I'm changing to TeamViewer Thursdays in AP CompSci instead. I will check the server logs every Thirsday for the last week and give a HomeWork grade based on how many minutes a week each student is working from home! 60 minutes or more will will earn 100 points!
Chapter 3 ScreenCasts