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    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 12 Response
      Ashtyn, Thanks for your response. You have clearly gotten what this brief introduction is about: Coding is a language. Learning a language comes with many social and educational benefits that can be applied to many aspects of...
      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan's week 12
        Andrew, Thanks for your questions. I have posted some responses below: How can you incorporate teaching coding when student struggle with syntax of sentences, since coding languages requires large debugging time? DEBUGGING IS A PROBLEM SOLVING...
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan's 3x3 Week 12
          Andrew, You did a terrific job with this.  Thanks. Dr. Ardito
          • Andrew Rohan
            Andrew Rohan published a blog post Andrew Rohan's 3x3 Week 12
            https://view.knowledgevision.com/presentation/180d85354d0348f492460eede398ffa2
            • Ashtyn Greenstein
              Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Week 12 Response
              There is so much more to coding than typing a combination of letters and numbers on a keyboard. Coding teaches students to use a different kind of intelligence that is not enacted in other classes. For these and many other reasons coding should...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito

                  Ashtyn,

                  Thanks for your response.

                  You have clearly gotten what this brief introduction is about:

                  Coding is a language. Learning a language comes with many social and educational benefits that can be applied to many aspects of education.

                  No question for me?

                • Andrew Rohan
                  Andrew Rohan published a blog post Andrew Rohan's week 12
                  In the new age of literacy and the availability of content available to our students, we must also allow the realization that with the new generation of our students, we are seeing the emergence of a new language. The language of technology and...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito

                      Andrew,

                      Thanks for your questions. I have posted some responses below:

                      How can you incorporate teaching coding when student struggle with syntax of sentences, since coding languages requires large debugging time? DEBUGGING IS A PROBLEM SOLVING SKILL, NOT A LITERACY SKILL. THAT BEING SAID, YOU COULD REFRAME SYNTAX CORRECTION AS DEBUGGING, WHICH MIGHT MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.

                      Does coding allow for easier comprehension of standard literacy content? GOOD QUESTION. I HAVE FOUND CODING TO BE REALLY USEFUL IN TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING. THAT BEING SAID, YOU CAN USE CODING TO SUPPORT STUDENTS COMPREHENSION. FOR EXAMPLE, PROFESSOR LYNCH AND I HAVE CREATED A PROJECT CALLED "BARDBOTS" WHICH HAS STUDENTS PROGRAM ROBOTS TO ACT OUT SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE. THIS TYPE OF PROJECT CAN CERTAINLY SUPPORT HE DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY.

                      Is there a better coding platform instead of Python, like C++or JAVA? I AM NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY BETTER? CAN YOU CLARIFY?

                      Is there clear steps that lead to better understanding for teaching coding, or is the study still young that researchers and educators are still trying to troubleshoot it. THIS IS STILL A PRETTY NEW AREA, ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF EMBEDDING CS AND CODING INTO THE CONTENT AREAS. I AM IN THE MIDST OF CREATING A MOOC TO SUPPORT TEACHERS IN DOING THIS WORK.

                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                      Charlton, You make an important point here: Adapting the curriculum to the culture of my students is always a priority in my classroom. The majority of my students are non-white and living in lower income areas, and I want to teach...
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10
                        Charlton, It was very interesting to see you wrestle with the notion of genre in this post. Scientific literacy is inquiry based. The genre that we use explain natural phenomena is non-fiction.
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                          Ashtyn, This is really interesting: Ladson-Billings’ article discusses how there is an education gap between white students and students of color, primarily African American students who are affected by socio-economic issues. The text...
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10 Reading Response
                            Ashtyn, This is really interesting: Through reading these articles, I really appreciate that a “scientifically literate” student is defined and given acknowledgement to in many of the articles. I really do believe there is...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                              Andrew, This really knocked me out: We should no longer just follow the standards and have them read this book at a certain grade level because that does not lead to an increase in the literacy of the student or an increase in the student...
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan's Week 10 Response
                                Andrew, Thanks for this week's response. I am really intrigued by this:  For our students, incorporating or letting the students choose topics that might be out of the scoop of the given assignment might allow for a deeper...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11 Response
                                  Abdul, It is really interesting to hear about how these ideas actually happened in your classroom: As young as my students are, they can still understand the effects of a cultural event. When considering to comprehend texts to our students...
                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10 Response
                                    Abdul, I enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings and appreciated your sharing the personal connections you felt.
                                    • Charlton Simmons
                                      Charlton Simmons published a blog post Week 11
                                      When student is asked to comprehend a text, they are doing so through their own lense of experiences. Since every students experience with content is different, their demonstration of comprehension is subjective. As a result, the public school...
                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                          Gerald Ardito

                                          Charlton,

                                          You make an important point here:

                                          Adapting the curriculum to the culture of my students is always a priority in my classroom. The majority of my students are non-white and living in lower income areas, and I want to teach scientific concepts that speak to their everyday experiences.

                                          It would be great to hear more about how this actually works in your classroom.

                                        • Ashtyn Greenstein
                                          Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Week 11
                                          Speaking from a science teacher’s perspective, to comprehend a text means to be able to use a text to make connections between concepts, support an idea or topic, or create conclusions about a modern day issue. The ability to comprehend a text...
                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito

                                              Ashtyn,

                                              This is really interesting:

                                              Ladson-Billings’ article discusses how there is an education gap between white students and students of color, primarily African American students who are affected by socio-economic issues. The text stresses the importance the interpersonal relationship between teacher and african american student that maximizes success for the students. 

                                              The importance of the teacher-student relationship is the one constant in fifty years of educational research.

                                            • Andrew Rohan
                                              Andrew Rohan published a blog post Week 11
                                              Comprehension of a text is one of the main goal’s teachers have when introducing concepts and works to their students. This can be said for any subject ranging from English to Science. However, the problem that may arise is that teachers might...
                                                • Gerald Ardito
                                                  Gerald Ardito

                                                  Andrew,

                                                  This really knocked me out:

                                                  We should no longer just follow the standards and have them read this book at a certain grade level because that does not lead to an increase in the literacy of the student or an increase in the student comprehending the work. Just like teaching is fluid so must the reading be. In some cases, making the readings personal to specific students, ie their histories or nationalities, might allow them a greater degree of comprehension from their overall engagement in the work.

                                                  Thanks.

                                                • Abdul Amunikoro
                                                  Abdul Amunikoro published a blog post Week 11 Response
                                                  From the readings and the videos, the term that stood out the most to me was “Post-Trayvon Syndrome" which was used by Christopher Edmin to correlate with a trend of minority students impressions of their encounters with law...
                                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                                      Gerald Ardito

                                                      Abdul,

                                                      It is really interesting to hear about how these ideas actually happened in your classroom:

                                                      As young as my students are, they can still understand the effects of a cultural event. When considering to comprehend texts to our students truly, the role of honesty from instructors is imperative.

                                                    • Andrew Rohan
                                                      Andrew Rohan published a blog post Andrew Rohan's Week 10 Response
                                                      When discussing genres that we are using in and across academic disciplines, we are discussing the utilization of different literacy methods across different themes to increase their engagement and their abilities with that reading. Recent...
                                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                                          Gerald Ardito

                                                          Andrew,

                                                          Thanks for this week's response.

                                                          I am really intrigued by this:

                                                           For our students, incorporating or letting the students choose topics that might be out of the scoop of the given assignment might allow for a deeper understanding for the student as well as finding a new avenue to connect their interests to the overall assignment. In this way, we are exposing them to a greater degree of information, increasing their literacy, and increasing their interests and capabilities.

                                                          How do you see this playing out in your classroom?

                                                        • Ashtyn Greenstein
                                                          Ashtyn Greenstein published a blog post Week 10 Reading Response
                                                          Through reading these articles, I really appreciate that a “scientifically literate” student is defined and given acknowledgement to in many of the articles. I really do believe there is something to be said about being a scientifically...
                                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                                              Gerald Ardito

                                                              Ashtyn,

                                                              This is really interesting:

                                                              Through reading these articles, I really appreciate that a “scientifically literate” student is defined and given acknowledgement to in many of the articles. I really do believe there is something to be said about being a scientifically literate student, rather than just a literate student. To be scientifically literate takes a special skill set that has to be taught.

                                                              I agree with you completely. How are you teaching this set of skills to your students?

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