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    • Stephanie Schwartzberg
      Stephanie Schwartzberg published a blog post Excursion 2&3 in the group ED 524 Spring 2020
      Excursion 2&3 A. Whenever I imagine my future classroom, I hope that it can be a comforting place for students that enables them to be at ease with their learning. Lately, it has been a common issue in many schools that classrooms are getting...
      • Roman Fiscella
        My entities are learning environments and teachers. Teachers have the ability to change the learning environment which makes a huge difference in how students learn.  
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito added the photo Naya Model to the album Models of Learning
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          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito created a new photo album Models of Learning in the group TCH 215 Spring 2020
            Ardito model from class
            • Gerald Ardito
              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1 Week 2 Historian Debate
                Samantha, I was really taken in your post by your response to the humanity of many of the folks involved in the development of CS as it pertains to education. If you are eager for more (and a more in depth look at the development of CS...
              • Guadalupe Ceja-Cisneros
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                • Samantha Calvert
                  Well the history of computer science is much more intense that I ever imagined. After this week’s reading, I am almost embarrassed in myself to have been so naive to the controversy that seems to have been involved with technology from the get...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito
                        Samantha, I was really taken in your post by your response to the humanity of many of the folks involved in the development of CS as it pertains to education. If you are eager for more (and a more in depth look at the development of CS...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 1
                      Nicole, You have done an outstanding job with this post. Where to start? Let's start with the Turtles. I have used Turtle Blocks with students 4th grade through graduate school. So, I know that's possible. I am wondering if your...
                      • Nicole Wallach
                        Nicole Wallach published a blog post Week 1
                        Video: One thing Papert said was, “The learner can take charge.” I think this is a key idea, especially for upper grades. The students need to learn to take ownership of their learning. “Play often provides the best...
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito
                            Nicole, You have done an outstanding job with this post. Where to start? Let's start with the Turtles. I have used Turtle Blocks with students 4th grade through graduate school. So, I know that's possible. I am wondering if your...
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog #cs4teachersunit12020
                            Samantha, You did a solid job with this response. I had similar reactions when I first became aware of the work of Dear and Rankin. Before then, I had a vague memory of having heard about PLATO, but no real sense about how advanced the system...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1 Week 2
                              Nina, Your response to these readings and video is very thorough and insightful. As I have shared with some of your classmates, I have had some interaction with Brian Dear. Interestingly, when I was preparing to teach this course last...
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1 Week 1
                                Nina, You did a really terrific job with this response, and your raised some very interesting and important issues. I loved what you said here: The thought behind this was to create “a new medium with new properties”. This is...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1
                                  Nicole, I really enjoyed reading your response to the work of Rankin and Dear. I especially loved the connections you made between their work and your classroom: One thing I took away from the readings was how can I create a respectful...
                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1 Week 2
                                    Nicole, You have raised some really interesting and important points in your response to these scholars. First, I had the same response as you regarding the history of CS having taken place in places that were not in Silicon Valley. From...
                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                      Kendall, I loved how much you embraced the use of SNAP for making art. I think you are really going to love exploring Processing in the next Unit. In looking at your work, as well as your enthusiasm for it, I am wondering if you have...
                                      • Gerald Ardito
                                        Anthony, I really enjoyed reading this blog post. I especially liked your working definition of Computational Thinking (CT):  Computational thinking is an approach in which brainstorming and problem solving is tackled...
                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 2 Unit 1
                                          Anthony, It is good to read about your experience using SNAP. It was originally developed, I believe, as an alternative to Scratch, and one of its key features was, as you said, that it allowed you to create your own bricks. In addition to being...
                                          • Gerald Ardito
                                            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1 Week 2
                                            Jessika, As with your earlier post on Papert and Kay, you have done an excellent job understanding and internalizing the key ideas expressed by both of these scholars. Last year, I reached out to Brian Dear to see if he was willing to do a...
                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Unit 1 Week 1
                                              Jessika, You have done a really fine job reading and responding to the work of these two key figures. I was once fortunate enough to have an email exchange with Alan Kay which ended up completely changing how I taught my then middle...
                                              • Emma Nolan
                                                Emma Nolan commented on the blog Excursion 2 and 3
                                                Hi Anna, I agree with two specific points you made in your post. You mentioned that you want you classroom to feel like an "encouraging home" for your students. I really believe that is so important. If a student is not comfortable in...