Facilitating Student Debugging #3

Posted October 15, 2018 by ilee

Every time your student tries to view her code, nothing shows up.  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 Josh Bearman on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:35 · Permalink

Ask her where the code should be. 

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Submitted by Lytle on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:35 · Permalink

I would ask them to look in the top section of slnova (the white section) and ask if there was a "View Code " prompt.  

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Submitted by mehagaman on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:36 · Permalink

Ask her what strategies she can use when things are working properly and have her try a few of those.  Leave a yellow cup and come back to her later.

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Submitted by ameek on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:37 · Permalink

Look to see where the delete everyone or the delete terrain is.  Then have them read their code and ask them where they normally put those buttons.  Also make sure that they have information in the WORLD tab because they might have just completed something in the turtle tab and forgotten about the world due to excitement if they are creating something from scratch.

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Submitted by pwilsonscience on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:37 · Permalink

I would ask him or her where the code is normally located in comparison to spaceland and if they had selected the view code option.  Also i would ask them to show me what they had tried so far.  

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Submitted by sgibbs on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:39 · Permalink

With some classes I've observed, this can be a scrolling problem for younger students - if the student seems unable to scroll down using the trackpad, can you provide a mouse?  There are other possible problems, but this may not be obvious

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Submitted by mehagaman on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:42 · Permalink

Ask them what they've tried so far (love this!) and then if they hadn't tried reset camera I would ask them if they thought there was anything on the screen that might allow them to reset their world or the view of their world.

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