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    • Gerald Ardito

      Feedback from Week 1

      One of the hardest things about working in an online course is building a meaningful and connected community. I have made a video (which I will do weekly) with feedback for the class about the work of Week 1. Take a look and let me know what you think. You can find the video here: https:...

      Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, video feedback, week1

      • Siobhan Wilmot-Dunbar

        Tactile Books for Visually Impaired Children

        I've taken quite an interest over the past week in 3D printing especially for visually impaired students, and I came across this article for 3D printed tactile books that would allow visually impaired children not only to read the braille characters, but to also experience the story by being ...

        Tags: cs4teachers, 3DPrinting

        • Gerald Ardito

          Teaching Computational Thinking

          Computational Thinking is a concept developed by Jeanette Wing of Carnegie Mellon University. According to Wing and her colleagues, it has several components: Computational thinking is a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts ...

          Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, computational thinking, wing

          • Gerald Ardito

            Seymour Papert Video on Teaching

            This video has Papert talking about his ideas about teaching with and through computer programming.

            Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, papert, logo, teaching

            • Gerald Ardito

              Seymour Papert, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas

              Papert's entire book Mindstorms is available at this link as a pdf.

              Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, papert, logo, teaching, mindstorms

              • Gerald Ardito

                Climbing to Understanding: Lessons from an Experimental Learning Environment for Adjudicated Youth

                This  is a really interesting research paper on work done by Papert and colleagues Gary Stager and David Cavallo which reports on Papert's ideas being put to work in a unique and challenging educational setting.

                Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, papert, research, teaching

                • Gerald Ardito

                  Teaching Computer Science Without Computers

                  A really neat article about Finnish educators using knitting to teach computer science.

                  Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, programming, knitting

                  • Gerald Ardito

                    Weeks 4 and 5 - Applying What We've Learned So Far

                    In the course so far, we have been immersing ourselves in some of the key thinking and theories that apply to the teaching of computer science to young people as well as trying out some computer programming ourselves. It's time to put what we have been learning into practice. So, here ...

                    Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, syllabus, #cs4teachers2017weeks45, #cs4teachers2017lessonsequence

                    • Gerald Ardito

                      Python Learning Path

                        We are now entering the last unit of this course, which is called "Code is Beautiful." In this unit, you are going to learn some core skills for learning a programming language. As we have said before, we are Download and Install Python on your computer. Go here and...

                      Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, python, code is beautiful, #helloworld

                      • Gerald Ardito

                        Learning to Think Like a Computer

                        Really good article about teaching with computer science.

                        Tags: cs for teachers, cs4teachers, spring 2017, python, code is beautiful, #helloworld