My name is Barbara I´m working with my elementary school students in Argentina Courses 1 and 2.
The goals for my classroom are:
- to make the students think, reason and create logical sequences.
- To help them see themselves as creators and masters of tecnology not simple users.
- To help them see tecnology as a tool that can help them meet their goals on every field.
- To prepare students for an uncertain laboral future where they will face problems to solve, colaborative works, research, self-teaching, and adaptability skills.
CS and code.org help me put all these goals into practice on the diferent lessons. students face new concepts, they have to think about them and solve problems exchanging experiences with ther parthnes. we construct the knowlege all toghether and also analize and understand how the tecnology works.
I love the way the students are motivated by these interesting lessons. They work eagerly on unplugged and online lessons. they help each other and really work hard solving problems.
I see as a chalenge keep the interest of students in log term time. As something new they are excited about the lessons, but I fear that they may loose this enthusiasm.
There are so many questions but I think that the most important is what are you doing in your classes that help you improve the lessons?, and how do you manage the diferent students levels of comprehention?, in some clases of course 2 I mix the unplugged activities of course 1 becouse I notice that they didn´t undestand the concepts very well.
I thak you for this wonderfull oportunity to learn and teach coding and CS.