How I Use It
Students can learn how to talk to their computer by understanding the concepts of writing code through a fun, engaging, self-directed and supportive environment, filled with step by step concepts that lead them to a deeper understanding of writing code a cornerstone in the field of Computer Science. So many skills are developed--critical thinking, perseverance, collaboration and creativity which can be used in many aspects of their lives but also critical to their development as 21st Century Learners.
This is a terrific teaching tool, supporting the discovery of a new language in a step by step process. Students are engaged through the "unplugged" and "plugged" activities evidenced by their enthusiastic participation on an individual level and as part of a team. They work together, talking out ideas and trying different approaches to solve a problem--the structures created out of toothpicks and spice drops for one of the unplugged activities, were unique to each group yet each one was able to support a book for 10secs.
The students are leading their own discoveries and the program is self-paced to support individual learning needs--enjoy being a partner with your students.