‘16-‘17 General Discussion for Lesson 4.2


#1

Use this thread to discuss your questions and comments about how to run the lesson.


#2

This research activity is very similar to the research students will do for the Explore PT. Do I need to be concerned that they choose a computer innovation that they will want to use for the actual Explore PT? In other words, do I need to tell my students that they will NOT be able to use the same innovation they choose here for the Explore PT because we will be reviewing/grading their work on this activity? Has anyone else been concerned about this?


#3

Yes, I think you should warn them about this.


#4

I showed the Basketball TED talk today, students loved it. I’m trying to expose them to a number of different “innovations” and having them think about what some of the answers for the Explore PT might be. I made a worksheet. https://drive.google.com/open?id=11XIfFCqi4eDdQHCWCPi0xkJdYinER89k8UycivC2ZIk


#5

I have not reached unit 4 however, it is good practice to let your students know that topics chosen for the practice PT cannot be used for the Explore PT.


#6

Thanks for sharing your worksheet!


#7

I think it depends on whether you plan on grading their work for this lesson or not. I personally do not grade many of these smaller in class activities. Here in NY, we are about to enter the week long NYS winter Regents testing period in 2 weeks, and during that time I will be conducting my Explore PT. Because that is happening so soon, as I look over this lesson, I feel like it is a great primer for the actual task, as long as I recognize and adapt the lesson to the fact that I cannot give the students direct feedback. To that end though, I can encourage the students to give each other feedback.


#8

Do you have a list of some computing innovations you discussed? Love the worksheet


#9

Nice worksheet for students to use. Not real familiar with the Explore PT rubric, but my guess is your worksheet details come from the rubric. Is that the case?


#10

Can anyone help me to understand what “authoritative sources” really mean in Data Innovation One-pager Rubric documents?
Obviously, I would not consider the wikipedia is “authoritative” sources, but what about digital magazine or individual blog?


#11

@yjang

I think this is tough to pin down. I tell my students to look for references from well-known organizations that have a history of ‘expertise’ in the field. Some of the innovations they choose may lend themselves to questionable articles. I tell them to use wikipedia as a jumping off point and to visit the articles listed in the reference sections.

Happy computing,
Andrea