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    • Cindy Raoul
      Cindy Raoul replied on the discussion topic C.Raoul Week 11
      Yes my students when out of their element or routines ...throw fits also everything has top be introduced slowly. view reply
      • Cindy Raoul
        Cindy Raoul replied on the discussion topic C. Raoul Week 12 Coding Literacy
        Prof....this is truly a work in progress as my classes are pretty low cognitively.  view reply
        • Cindy Raoul
          Cindy Raoul added a new discussion topic CRaoul Week 6
          Author Erin Washborn states that the CCSS require teachers to balance the use of informational and narrative texts for literacy-related instruction. There is also the expectation that students are engaged in text-centered classroom discussion and...
          • Dira Cumberbatch
            Dira Cumberbatch commented on the blog Week 11 Dira Cumberbatch
            Thanks Colleen this is great I will be purchasing them thank you for this!!!!
            • Gerald Ardito
              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 12 3x3 Group B
              Very nicely done.
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Coding Week 12
                Guiseppe, It was really interesting to read about your work with FLL. I would love to chat about this sometime.
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic C. Raoul Week 12 Coding Literacy
                  Cindy, Thanks for your response. I would be curious to hear about what you decide to do here: Many of my students are autistic and are in love with the computer. My students especially in my 8:1:1,struggle with reading, writing, and math... view reply
                  • Dira Cumberbatch
                    Dira Cumberbatch published a blog post Week 12 3x3 Group B
                    Prof, Please let me know if you are not able to view this    https://view.knowledgevision.com/presentation/dc09e1e68885439481a762714175078d    
                    • Giuseppe Marchica
                      Giuseppe Marchica published a blog post Coding Week 12
                      I strongly believe coding should be taught in schools like other literacies. Coding is another language in itself and with this new era of technology at our fingertips, eventually learning to code will become a necessity. In the article...
                      • Cindy Raoul
                        Cindy Raoul added a new discussion topic C. Raoul Week 12 Coding Literacy
                          Coding definitely should be taught in schools especially special education. The journal, Computational Participation, the author’s make the case for coding as a new literacy and the potential of teaching code to learners through a...
                          • Gerald Ardito

                            By Gerald Ardito

                            Cindy,

                            Thanks for your response.

                            I would be curious to hear about what you decide to do here:

                            Many of my students are autistic and are in love with the computer. My students especially in my 8:1:1,struggle with reading, writing, and math in school, it is imperative that they learn techniques to improve these skills.To get them to really engaged in a lesson, I usually have to have them participate via smart board or an iPad doing a app. To get them to a point where they could make the own app would be great. Their focus is usually in learning new programs and incorporating coding will help my students gain skills such as sequencing, problem solving, math concepts, as well as perseverance so that they will become better readers, writers, and mathematicians. 

                             

                            • Cindy Raoul

                              By Cindy Raoul

                              Prof....this is truly a work in progress as my classes are pretty low cognitively. 

                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                              Guiseppe, I agree with this: Comprehension of a text means an individual is able to compartmentalize the literature they are assigned into their own words. But I am wondering if there is also something about accuracy, meaning a direct...
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11 Dira Cumberbatch
                                Dira, This really jumped out at me: Majority of my students are amongst the city’s lowest third population, for this reason I have made it mandatory to justify their answers for multiple choice questions.  I would love to...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic C.Raoul Week 11
                                  Cindy, You are clearly engaged in this topic of culturally relevant pedagogy and how it plays out in student reading and writing. I was particularly struck by this:  In my classroom, even though it is a 12:1:4, I try to make adapted... view reply
                                  • Gerald Ardito
                                    Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Week 10 -CRaoul
                                    Cindy, I really enjoyed reading your response to these readings. view reply
                                    • Colleen Vogle
                                      Colleen Vogle commented on the blog Week 11
                                      Hi Giuseppe, Thank you for your post this week, It was a refreshing read and I was nodding in agreeance all through your post. I specifically like that you pointed out a very familiar truth within the standardized testing world and its...
                                      • Colleen Vogle
                                        Colleen Vogle commented on the blog Week 11 Dira Cumberbatch
                                        Hi Dira, I enjoy reading your post this week, it was very relatable. Just a few weeks ago I had the same revelations as you. I was looking around my classroom and thinking about how best I can help my students see the scientist in themselves and...
                                        • Giuseppe Marchica
                                          Giuseppe Marchica published a blog post week 6
                                          30 days ago added this to Discussion Topic by mistake
                                          • Giuseppe Marchica
                                            Giuseppe Marchica published a blog post Week 11
                                            Comprehension of a text means an individual is able to compartmentalize the literature they are assigned into their own words. Many literacy educators provide students with foundational skills in order for students to break down their readings...
                                              • Colleen Vogle
                                                Colleen Vogle

                                                Hi Giuseppe,

                                                Thank you for your post this week, It was a refreshing read and I was nodding in agreeance all through your post. I specifically like that you pointed out a very familiar truth within the standardized testing world and its relationship to our students identity and their history.

                                                In regards to an individual’s identity and history, both enable a huge role in one’s comprehension. Many students of color specifically African-American students in my school statistically scored well below grade level on our science state exams and MOSLS.

                                                At times, some educators can find themselves walking along a thin line between teaching the test rather than cultivating students to become fearless leaders of our tomorrow. Students learn best when whatever they are learning they can relate to, therefore if the questions on the MOSLS exams are not relatable and equitable low scores will be the outcome in the African-American school communities. 

                                                --Colleen  

                                                • Gerald Ardito
                                                  Gerald Ardito

                                                  Guiseppe,

                                                  I agree with this:

                                                  Comprehension of a text means an individual is able to compartmentalize the literature they are assigned into their own words.

                                                  But I am wondering if there is also something about accuracy, meaning a direct relationship between the intended and interpreted meaning of a text. What do you think?

                                                • Cindy Raoul
                                                  Cindy Raoul added a new discussion topic C.Raoul Week 11
                                                  For me, comprehending a text means that one understands the author’s point of view or context of text. I read a book, sometimes I tend to re-read a page or two over because when I get to another part of the story something didn’t click...
                                                    • Gerald Ardito

                                                      By Gerald Ardito

                                                      Cindy,

                                                      You are clearly engaged in this topic of culturally relevant pedagogy and how it plays out in student reading and writing.

                                                      I was particularly struck by this:

                                                       In my classroom, even though it is a 12:1:4, I try to make adapted books relevant to them and different techniques how I get them engaged in an ELA activity. I work in a school in which the majority is minority students and they are also special needs. I they are in tune to the environment and there is no way I can really engage then by introducing things to them that is not familiar to them especially since they function on systems and familiar routines.

                                                      • Cindy Raoul

                                                        By Cindy Raoul

                                                        Yes my students when out of their element or routines ...throw fits also everything has top be introduced slowly.

                                                      • Dira Cumberbatch
                                                        Dira Cumberbatch published a blog post Week 11 Dira Cumberbatch
                                                        The relationship between a student and teacher plays an important role. In my school our English teacher is white and the students who are 85% African American have a hard time making a connection with him and this causes a lot of classroom troubles...
                                                          • Colleen Vogle
                                                            Colleen Vogle

                                                            Hi Dira,

                                                            I enjoy reading your post this week, it was very relatable. Just a few weeks ago I had the same revelations as you. I was looking around my classroom and thinking about how best I can help my students see the scientist in themselves and how should I use my classroom setting to make the instant change. I went on amazon right away and got these two posters. 

                                                            I turn it in to a mini research project, where my students had to pick one of the persons on the poster and do a research project on the person and present it to the class. I have two students present on a person per a week, thus far learning about a new scientist that is of African heritage, helps them to build connection between their inventions and contributions to the Science community at large and whats been thought in my classroom. 

                                                            I too believe in practice to make doing the work of an educator to be rewarding, keep focus and your students educational growth at the forefront and the core for a productive generation will be in place.

                                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                                              Gerald Ardito

                                                              Dira,

                                                              This really jumped out at me:

                                                              Majority of my students are amongst the city’s lowest third population, for this reason I have made it mandatory to justify their answers for multiple choice questions. 

                                                              I would love to know more about how this is going.

                                                              • Dira Cumberbatch
                                                                Dira Cumberbatch

                                                                Thanks Colleen this is great I will be purchasing them thank you for this!!!!

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