My new favorite quote:
"When you know something deeply, it’s hard to remember that others don’t."
Effective Instructional Approaches in Alternative Settings
- 3D Printing. Provide students access to a 3D printer. Some juvenile justice facilities have sold holiday ornaments made with the 3D printers!
- Mystery Skype. Invite experts to talk with your class via Skype.
- Makerspace. Creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn and often include a 3D printer. Learn more at: http:/
As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world. Thus, STEM+C advances the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in early childhood education through high school (pre-K-12) to provide a strong and developmental foundation in computing and computational thinking through the integration of computing in STEM teaching and learning, and/or the applied integration of STEM content in pre-K-12 computer science education.
This post written by Chris Stephenson and Joyce Malyn-Smith explores "the relationship between CT as a problem solving model, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all ages."
On my reading list: The Psychology of Computer Programming, a book by Gerald Weinberg. Why? I saw this quote on compassionatecoding.com and really liked it:
"Computer programming is a human activity…and yet…many people—many programmers—have never considered programming in this light."
—Gerald Weinberg, The Psychology of Computer Programming, 1971