Lesson 3

Posted June 2, 2017 by sgibbs

For each Lesson in Module 1, reflect on how you would teach this in your class, focusing on one of the following components of the lesson (choose a different component for each lesson/reflection in Module 1).

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Teaching Summary (do activities or estimated times need to be changed?)
  • Suggested Assessment Questions
  • Standards
  • Responsiveness to various student needs

Post your reflection here. 


Submitted by kcwgtt on Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:51 · Permalink

The suggested assessment questions are fair questions to use to assess student learning. In particular, the question on the types of if/then statements should require some follow up questions. In my mind, the ability of the students to understand logic is directly connected to their ability to create their own computer models with more sophisticated logic. Having the students decode nested if/then logic will help the teacher determine if they have grasped the concept.

Submitted by eso on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:59 · Permalink

To respond to various student needs, I will place the game boards in sheet protectors and provide dry erase markers to help my scholars that have trouble visualizing the path that the turtle needs to take. The trailblazer activity is great because it helps with individual engagement. 

Secondly, I would emphasize the value of different viewpoints and the importance of respecting ideas that are different. The trailblazer activity is great because scholars will inevitably come up with different paths that are all effective solutions to the challenge.

Submitted by person11d on Sun, 08/06/2017 - 23:18 · Permalink

I really like eso's idea of using sheet protectors, what a great way to save paper and students can easily make changes to their work. This activity is great to both relate to student's lives as well as computer science and programming. If you give someone the wrong directions or the timing is off, it can drastically impact their results. I want my classroom to function as a community that supports and guides each other, this activity is a way to model to my students how to help another student if their land mark positioning does not work like expected. It also will show the diversity of ideas in our classroom since everyone is likely to come up with different answers.