RE: FRAYER MODELS
3 years I had no idea what a Frayer Model was all about. Since then I have been using them in all of my math classes.
At the start of this school year, I have been using them in all 3 of my AP CSP classes.
I'm glad to know Brook, Baker and the other all-stars behind the code.org curtain think so as well.
Even though Brook uses Frayer Models in the Unit 2 Review Activity, you can use them for every Unit. I believe my students are starting to see how their Frayer Models from the other units are now serving as a great resources as they prepare for their fall final exam and the official prep to the spring AP Exam.
Before the unit begins, I post a blank "template" of Frayer Models with the unit's vocab on Google Classroom which gives every student their own copy to COMPLETE.
As you will see from the examples below, the more time each student invests with an attention to detail, the more benefits they will see down the road as they use the resource. In addition, it's a proven technique for information to be synthesized with purpose and retention.
Finally, creating Frayer Models have so many "soft" skills which are embedded in our curriculum and needed for so many other courses.
2) Good vs. Bad Website Sources
3) Visualization Effectiveness
4) format, clarity, organization, symmetry
5) Importing pictures
6) Creating Hyperlinks
7) Color Wheel & Color Appeal
9) Digital Drawing Tools, Spell Checkers, etc
Here's some links of some student work:
Here's a "BLANK" Frayer Model for Unit 3 to give you an idea of what they look like before the students create them.
Message me if you need a file or template for additional units.