Facilitating Student Debugging #2

Posted October 15, 2018 by ilee

Your student gets a red run code button.  How will you support this student?

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The Challenge

What strategy for problem solving would you use in this case?

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Submitted by ameek on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:31 · Permalink

Ask if they have everything connected and all drop down boxes have words in them.  If they say yes then have them read through their code, line by line.  Make sure to do that in all tabs!!!

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Submitted by Lytle on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:31 · Permalink

I would have them look at their code and make sure that there wasn't anything missing. (Ask if there are any blank code blocks, or drop-down menus that hadn't been selected)

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Submitted by mehagaman on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:31 · Permalink

I would ask them what types of things can cause a red run code to happen.  What might they be missing?  If they can't answer, I'd refer them to the debugging guide (which I have as a shared doc for them in Google Drive). Then I would abandon them for another group!

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Submitted by pwilsonscience on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:31 · Permalink

I would ask him or her to read his or her code to make sure they are telling it exactly what to do and in the correct order.  

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