Slideshow for presentation:
Presentation of the lesson
•Display slideshow to utilize dual learning modalities - oral & written - instructions are clear for reinforcement throughout the lesson for staying on track - the ideal continues through all my lessons
•Targets are read orally from text daily with student participation reading their part aloud - clear objectives for the daily task
•Introduction of new vocabulary - unclear words are discussed and are practiced for word usage and meaning
•Brief videos to motivate students toward a purpose, goal and role of CS in their lives
•Establishment of group roles and setting parameters for effective discourse and classroom management
•Continual reinforcement of using resources such as a Google search - if you’re not sure how to proceed, seek advice and research
•Shared process of how (Google Docs) to record definition, strategies, implementation and reflection
•More pennies were needed than the guide suggests. My students had 6 X 6 inch pieces of foil and my ‘top’ group were able to float 98 pennies.
•Set up numerous stations with water containers - this allows more room for a large class rather than having to wait.
•Think about allowing for more than just 2 tries of their boats. My kids were so pumped that they wanted to keep iteratively re-designing.