Group activity

    • Nicole Tartaglia
      Nicole Tartaglia published a blog post Unit 1 Week 2
      a. What did you learn about the history of CS from these two authors? While reading this week there is a great deal of information which I learned from both Rankin and Dear as well as the history of computing. I was able to gain information about...
      • Samantha Gray
        Samantha Gray published a blog post #cs4teachersunit12020
        Week 2
        • Gerald Ardito
          Samantha, I enjoyed reading your responses to the work of Papert and Kay. I would love to know more about what you think about the feasibility and applicability of their ideas today. Have you considered trying to implement their ideas in your...
          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog week 1
            Nicole, I enjoyed reading your responses to these fellas, Papert and Kay. I had the chance to have some email exchanges with Alan Kay about 10 years ago and those interactions ended up changing my teaching. I will have to tell you that story when...
            • Nicole Tartaglia
              Nicole Tartaglia published a blog post week 1
              a. How have Papert and Kay shaped the world of computing in education (or not)? Papert and Kay have shaped the world of computing significantly. Papert was a researcher on learning technologies and how they could better education. He was the...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito

                  Nicole,

                  I enjoyed reading your responses to these fellas, Papert and Kay. I had the chance to have some email exchanges with Alan Kay about 10 years ago and those interactions ended up changing my teaching. I will have to tell you that story when next I see you.

                  I would be happy to help you with TurtleBlocks. It is sometimes to have a face to face (or synchronous at least) introduction. I do not see any screenshots. Did you post them?

                  Also, I do not see anything about your experience with Alan Kay's software, Etoys. Did you get a chance to try that out yet?

                • Samantha Gray
                  Week 1
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito

                      Samantha,

                      I enjoyed reading your responses to the work of Papert and Kay. I would love to know more about what you think about the feasibility and applicability of their ideas today. Have you considered trying to implement their ideas in your classroom? Why or why not? What challenges do you think you would face? How would you meet them.

                      I imagine the links you posted were for your with Turtle Blocks. The first just takes me to the site. It does not contain your work. The second points to a file on your computer, which I cannot access. Perhaps you can take some screenshots and attach them here?

                      Also, did you play around with Etoys (Alan Kay's software)? If not, please do so. If so, I would love to know what you thought about that and see samples of your work. Again, screenshots would be swell.

                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog #cs4teachersunit02020
                      Hi Samantha, It's great to work with you again. As I was just saying to Nicole, I am think you are going to be both challenged and at times frustrated with the work of this course. For me, that is where the fun is.
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog #cs4teachersunit02020
                        Nicole, Welcome. I think you are really going to enjoy (and at times be frustrated) with what we are up to in this class.
                        • Nicole Tartaglia
                          Nicole Tartaglia published a blog post #cs4teachersunit02020
                          Hi everyone!    My name is Nicole Tartaglia. I am from Westchester NY and am currently a third grade teacher in the Lakeland Central School District. I completed my undergrad at Pace in Childhood Education with a concentration in math...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito

                              Nicole,

                              Welcome.

                              I think you are really going to enjoy (and at times be frustrated) with what we are up to in this class.

                            • Kendall Stevenson
                              Kendall Stevenson commented on the blog #cs4teachersunit02020
                              Hi Sam, My name is Kendall. I've been a student of Dr. Ardito he's great, So trap in and enjoy the ride.
                              • Samantha Gray
                                Samantha Gray published a blog post #cs4teachersunit02020
                                Hi everyone! I want to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Samantha Gray. I have a degree in Childhood Education from Pace University, and I am currently finishing up my master's degree in Educational Technology. I am living on Long...
                                  • Kendall Stevenson
                                    Kendall Stevenson

                                    Hi Sam, My name is Kendall. I've been a student of Dr. Ardito he's great, So trap in and enjoy the ride.

                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                      Gerald Ardito

                                      Hi Samantha,

                                      It's great to work with you again.

                                      As I was just saying to Nicole, I am think you are going to be both challenged and at times frustrated with the work of this course. For me, that is where the fun is.

                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                      This unit is designed to give an overview of the history of Computer Science (CS) in Education. You will be exposed to the extremely influential writings and thoughts of Seymour Papert and Alan Kay. Then you will engage with recent revisionist...
                                      • Gerald Ardito
                                        Gerald Ardito created a page Unit 0 - Setting the Table
                                        In this (very brief) unit, we will be exploring the various components of the course and introducing ourselves to one another. Here are the tasks for this week: 1. Video introduction to Pace Commons. Please watch this brief video introduction...
                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                            Unit 3 – Beautiful Evidence: Using data visualization to make sense of information   In this unit, we will be using some coding tools to create visualizations of educational data.  Here is the...
                                          • Gerald Ardito
                                            Welcome! We are going to spend a few  weeks learning how to program robots and then show off what we know in a competition. For this unit we are using the Edison Robot which is pretty easy to program, but which is also...
                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                                Unit 2 – Code is Poetry: An introduction to programming languages and logic   In this unit, now that you have acquired some experience with block based programming tools, you will be exploring text based coding, using a...
                                              • Gerald Ardito
                                                Welcome! We are going to spend four weeks learning how to program robots and then show off what we know in a competition.   Unit 4 – Break It to Make It: Learning about maker spaces through robotics   For this...
                                                • Gerald Ardito
                                                    Unit 3 – Beautiful Evidence: Using data visualization to make sense of information   In this unit, we will be using some coding tools to create visualizations of educational data.  Here is the...
                                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                                      Unit 2 – Code is Poetry: An introduction to programming languages and logic   In this unit, now that you have acquired some experience with block based programming tools, you will be exploring text based coding, using a...
                                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                                      Responses to Readings   It is all too easy to write poor responses to readings. Let’s be specific about what quality responses look and feel like in our time together. Most weeks, you will have read a few different assigned texts...
                                                    CS for Teachers Spring 2020

                                                    CS for Teachers Spring 2020

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