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    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 13
      Rachel, Thanks for such a thoughtful and thorough response. I am wondering if you can see coding working in your classroom at all. What do you think?
      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 12 3 x 3
        It did! Thanks.
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog ED 656 Week 12
          Milani, You raise some really important points in your response. I especially resonated with this: While we’re having discussions about coding in our academic circles we need to make sure that we are also discussing how its...
          • Rachel DeMayo
            Rachel DeMayo published a blog post Week 12 3 x 3
            I hope this works  
            • Rachel Richards
              Rachel Richards published a blog post Week 13
              Rachel Richards Dr. Ardito Group D   Many believe that coding is the fundamental building block skills needed for 21st-century literacy. What does “coding” look like in school and how can student include it...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito

                  Rachel,

                  Thanks for such a thoughtful and thorough response.

                  I am wondering if you can see coding working in your classroom at all. What do you think?

                • Rachel Richards
                  Rachel Richards commented on the blog Week 11
                  Hi Dr. Ardito, Thank you. Growing up on a small island and complete both my primary school (Elementary) and Secondary (High school) in the Caribbean, gave me an opportunity to compare the big difference.  Cheers. 
                  • Milani Machicote
                    Milani Machicote published a blog post ED 656 Week 12
                    Coding should in fact be introduced into schools along with other literacies. As educators we want to ensure that we are adequately preparing our students for the working world and that the material we teach is relevant in and out of our classrooms....
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito

                        Milani,

                        You raise some really important points in your response. I especially resonated with this:

                        While we’re having discussions about coding in our academic circles we need to make sure that we are also discussing how its implementation can negatively and disproportionately affect students of color.

                        It would be tragic if this becomes another area of inequity in our schools.

                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                        Rachel, Once again, you have done an excellent job with this week's reading response. I was very struck by this: I realized it all had to do with the availability of resources, and in more developed countries there are abundant...
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Group D week 10
                          Rachel, This is an excellent response to this week's readings. Thank you.
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11 3x3
                            Nicely done.
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11 Blog Post
                              Minh, Thanks for this week's response. You did not utilize the required color annotations.  Please revise and resubmit.
                              • Gerald Ardito
                                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog ED 656 Week 11
                                Milani, This is a very interesting set of strategies: Personally, in my science classroom I ask students to identify the tone of the author especially when we’re reading articles that are highly debatable such as climate change. I ask...
                                • Gerald Ardito
                                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog ED 656 Week 10
                                  Milani, You make an excellent point here: Math and science are rigid subjects that do not provide the space for creativity when it comes to the different genres that exist unless the educators within the STEM fields create platforms for...
                                  • Nicole Stevens
                                    Nicole Stevens published a blog post Week 11 3x3
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                                    • Rachel Richards
                                      Rachel Richards published a blog post Week 11
                                      Rachel Richards ED656 Dr. Ardito 11/15/18   Growing up in the Caribbean I did not have much access to a book or a library. My island has one library for the entire population about 200 000 people. The schools did not have a...
                                        • Gerald Ardito
                                          Gerald Ardito

                                          Rachel,

                                          Once again, you have done an excellent job with this week's reading response.

                                          I was very struck by this:

                                          I realized it all had to do with the availability of resources, and in more developed countries there are abundant resources, and students need to get it.

                                          You are raising really important ideas here about equity and justice, even within a highly developed country and city.

                                          • Rachel Richards
                                            Rachel Richards

                                            Hi Dr. Ardito,

                                            Thank you. Growing up on a small island and complete both my primary school (Elementary) and Secondary (High school) in the Caribbean, gave me an opportunity to compare the big difference. 

                                            Cheers. 

                                          • Minh Pham
                                            Minh Pham published a blog post Week 11 Blog Post
                                            A common thing theme in this week’s reading is giving students the power to decide what to read and how to read. I have always agreed that students need to have a choice in what types of literature are relevant to them. It needs to appeal to...
                                            • Milani Machicote
                                              Milani Machicote published a blog post ED 656 Week 11
                                                 To comprehend a text means to internalize the text. Literacy educators provide students with the skills necessary in order to be able to compartmentalize a text. English teachers especially, discuss the tone of the author and...
                                                • Gerald Ardito
                                                  Gerald Ardito

                                                  Milani,

                                                  This is a very interesting set of strategies:

                                                  Personally, in my science classroom I ask students to identify the tone of the author especially when we’re reading articles that are highly debatable such as climate change. I ask students to identify the intent of the author which is usually to either inform or persuade you. I also ask students to cite evidence that helped them identify the intent of the author. I also have students truncate and synthesize material and identify the main idea of the article. If students can articulate these skills I know that they have comprehended the text.

                                                  I am really curious to know more. Please share.

                                                • Rachel Richards
                                                  Rachel Richards published a blog post Group D week 10
                                                  Rachel Richards Ed656 Dr. Ardito Group D Week 10    Much attention is there towards the different genre and its application in language teaching and learning. What Genre speaks too; is how students write, use language to...
                                                  • Milani Machicote
                                                    Milani Machicote published a blog post ED 656 Week 10
                                                    The genres that we use across contents vary. For English Language Arts students delve into a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, thrillers etc. English class lends itself to the multitude of genres because it allows learners...
                                                      • Gerald Ardito
                                                        Gerald Ardito

                                                        Milani,

                                                        You make an excellent point here:

                                                        Math and science are rigid subjects that do not provide the space for creativity when it comes to the different genres that exist unless the educators within the STEM fields create platforms for students to experience math and science skills outside of a textbook.

                                                        I think, though, what you are saying goes beyond the textbook to what the textbook represents, which is a fixed body of knowledge without context. 

                                                        How are you addressing this in your own classroom?

                                                      • Gerald Ardito
                                                        Gerald Ardito commented on the file Group D Week 6 3 x 3.pptx
                                                        Rachel, Except for the lack of your voice, I thought you did a good job with this 3x3. And I hope you had a good birthday.

                                                      Group D

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                                                      Sub-Group of ED 656 - Fall 2018