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    • Miyosha Steele
      Miyosha Steele bookmarked Multiple Intelligences
      This video is a part of a program on The  Learning Classroom:Theory into Practice.  This video gives an accurate depiction of the pros and difficulties of implementing Multiple Intelligences in the classroom. One of the things I've...
      • Christopher Sarcone
          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito
            Beautifully done. Now, what did you learn doing so? And what experiences did you have learning to do it?
            • Christopher Sarcone
              Christopher Sarcone
              In the comment section of a thread discussion by Siobhan, I mentioned that "Papert enjoyed his gears because he was the owner of that process as a child."  Although I wrote that statement, in hindsight, it was more...
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito
                Chris, I really enjoyed your response to my question. I especially loved this passage: When I started playing with these turtles, I found my patience being worn thin, and then a level of frustration as I read that this program was great for...
              • Christopher Sarcone
                Christopher Sarcone published a blog post Turtle Blocks in the group Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2017
                 
                • Caitlyn Brehm
                              I personally found Papert’s book to be extremely interesting and relatable. Papert discusses in chapter 2 about the fear of learning by directly relating it to math. He calls it...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito
                      Caitlyn, I really enjoyed reading your post. I want to respond to this comment: The solution Papert provides for the mathophobic society is the computer, a naturally mathematical speaking medium. In fact, that is not the only...
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito
                        Tabitha, You raise a really good point. I refer you to my comment to Caitlyn above about Papert and his notion of "Powerful Ideas." We began work on this in TCH 215 all those years ago. What if instead of giving your students a...
                        • Caitlyn Brehm
                          Caitlyn Brehm
                          Hi Dr. Ardito, For this week's assignment, I took what you responded to me here into deep consideration. I agree with you that Papert believes that the computer is medium for students to research powerful ideas. These powerful ideas can...
                        • Vicente Viteri
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnWc5uXcHMg&feature=youtu.be Here is a like to my response to chapter 2 and what I plan to do next.  -Vicente 
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito
                              Vicente, I think you should call them VCrumbs. I also wonder if there is a way to automatically create a transcription of them, which would make them searchable. I liked your discussion of Behaviorist versus Constructivist approaches. This...
                            • Christopher Sarcone
                              Johnny, You're exactly right.  The only danger that I have seen is our tendency in education, and well pretty much all things these days, to be reactive as opposed to proactive.  After the disastrous result of "No Child Left...
                              • Christopher Sarcone
                                It is true that technology depends on us and not the other way around.  The push in this direction is not to make us slaves to the Matrix, but rather to open the doors of learning a little wider.  Pre-school children learn through...
                                • Johnny Chapeton
                                  Hi Chris, I personally believe that the creators of the Common Core did mean to address the issue of students just simply "remembering" how to do something. I saw this in Math where there were more word problems so students...
                                  • Christopher Sarcone
                                                In Mindstorms, by Seymour Papert, he states that “theories, spontaneously ‘learned’ by all children, have well-developed components that are not less...
                                      • Johnny Chapeton
                                        Johnny Chapeton
                                        Hi Chris, I personally believe that the creators of the Common Core did mean to address the issue of students just simply "remembering" how to do something. I saw this in Math where there were more word problems so students...
                                        • Christopher Sarcone
                                          Christopher Sarcone
                                          Johnny, You're exactly right.  The only danger that I have seen is our tendency in education, and well pretty much all things these days, to be reactive as opposed to proactive.  After the disastrous result of "No Child Left...
                                        • Marshal Burns
                                          Marshal Burns published a blog post Breadcrumbs week 2
                                          Hello everybody, Here is a site that allows you to print scantrons, and scan the data so that you can get quick results for your assessments (if you do multiple choice tests). It allows you to quickly go through tests and save you time. Only...
                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito
                                              Marshal, Thanks for your Breadcrumbs. I appreciate the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of your responses. There is clearly a lot in this chapter and you have done a good job surveying it. I was intrigued by this paragraph: In this...
                                            • Mei Wai Lam
                                              Mei Wai Lam commented on the blog Seymour Papert .. I am a mathaphobe
                                              Hi Tabitha, I like how you explain teachers need to “connect” to students. In the classroom, teachers are the performers and students are the audience. If the performances are tantalizing, students will enjoy being in class regardless...
                                              • Caitlyn Brehm
                                                Caitlyn Brehm commented on the blog Turtle Blocks Code
                                                Hi Dr. Ardito, What I found most difficult is figuring out what each block did. Turtle Blocks is very similar to Scratch but also very different. The most difficult aspect for me was creating the smile in my smiley face because I wanted the...
                                                • Caitlyn Brehm
                                                  Caitlyn Brehm commented on the blog Turtle Blocks
                                                  Hey Ashley, I really like your code! I like how you used the action block to create an event. I honestly could not figure out how to do that. Your code is not to difficult and could be easy to have students reproduce.  Caitlyn
                                                  • Caroline Phillips
                                                    Caroline Phillips commented on the blog Progress report #1
                                                    I've had the same problems too, Lisa. I've never even heard of class dojo so maybe I will give that a try!
                                                    • Alexa Tanglis
                                                      Alexa Tanglis commented on the blog Progress report #1
                                                      I'm with you on this Lisa.  My admin pushes just to have two sub plans ready for every unit and I've missed to days for PD this unit and my kids did neither activity.  I don't understand why they continually make us leave...
                                                      • Johnny Chapeton
                                                        Johnny Chapeton commented on the blog Turtle Blocks
                                                        Hi Ashley, I enjoyed this code. I really like the use of the different languages! This could definitely be a fun activity for ENL students. Johnny
                                                        • Ashley Fernandez
                                                          Ashley Fernandez commented on the blog Turtle Blocks Code
                                                          Hey Johnny, I really like your project, especially how you worked with the action block. It's a lot going on but I like how you were able to just use one action block for the script.
                                                          • Ashley Fernandez
                                                            Ashley Fernandez commented on the blog Turtle Blocks
                                                            Glad you liked my project. As for the broadcasting, it was just for the text to appear. After going back to turtle bricks and testing it out I realized that I didn't even need to include it into the code.
                                                            • Lisa Berlinger
                                                              Lisa Berlinger commented on the blog Progress report #1
                                                              Yes, I've reached out to parents both positively and negatively. At my school, it is sort of hit or miss if the parents will have an effect on the student's behavior. Generally though, calling the parents does help, but like you said they...