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    • Gerald Ardito

      Unit 5 – Putting it all together. Showing what you know

      In this unit, we will be putting together all that we have learned about computer science as a set of literacies and how we can put this this new knowledge and skills into practice in schools and classrooms. For this unit, the work you do depends upon which program you are in. Here is t...

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      • Gerald Ardito

        CS for Teachers Spring 2020 Course Work

        Please start your adventure by watching this video introduction to the course. Here is a link to the archive of online class sessions. And here is a link to the course syllabus. Course Organization   The course is organized into a set of five interconnected units. They...

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        • Gerald Ardito

          Unit 1: The History of CS in Education

          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 histories by Joy Lisi Rankin and Brian Dear (and ...

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          • Gerald Ardito

            Guide for Reading Responses - CS for Teachers

              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 about a common topic. While you read, yo...

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            • Gerald Ardito

              Guide for Reading Responses - CS for Teachers

              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 about a common topic. While you read, you should a...

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              • Gerald Ardito

                It's Alan Kay's World, We Just Live In It

                It's Alan Kay's world, we are just living in it. We will do some reading, watch some video, and do some programming. And all of it starts with Alan Kay. Kay was a key architect of what became the first personal computer. His work led to windows based GUIs (which inspired both St...

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                • Gerald Ardito

                  Seymour Papert

                  This week, our focus turns to Seymour Papert, one of the seminal thinkers and practitioners in the area of computer science in education. One of the things that made his unique was his insistence that working with computers was all about literacy and not discrete skills. Papert was a colleagu...

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                  • Gerald Ardito

                    Unit 3 – Beautiful Evidence: Using data visualization to make sense of information

                      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 work:   Reading Responses   Read Here are t...

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                    • Gerald Ardito

                      Unit 4 – Break It to Make It: Learning about maker spaces through robotics

                      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 unit, we are using the mBot, an Arduino-based r...

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                      • Gerald Ardito

                        Unit 2 – Code is Poetry: An introduction to programming languages and logic UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!!

                          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 coding tool called Twine. Twine allows yo...

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