Differentiation for Computer Science Discoveries Workshop 2


#1

ADHD: Movement and chunking of videos, do another activity, watch portions of the video then do another assignment then return to the video.

Average Student: tailoring the assignments to their interests, addressing their learning styles, checking for understanding especially at the beginning of the assignments, repetition, modeling of assignments, offering the information a variety of ways.

RSP: collaboration, pairing with a student above their level, but not excessively high above their level, screencasts for steps to code so they have a visual representation.


#2

Challenges (ADHD, Average and RSP) :slight_smile:

Fidgety, easily distracted, seek out diversions, bored, the average kids are ignored, rsp are overwhelmed, inertia

Strategies: (ADHD, Average and RSP):

Seating, short breaks, squeeze ball, checking in, student jobs, grouping, peer support

Resources:

After school support, club support


#3

Defeated students going into the lesson


#4

Kinesthetic Learner-stools that rock with student’s movement, take a lap around room for stress reliever or to think


#5

Do these students of yours cry?


#6

No, they just have no self-motivation. They give up before they ever try, like they don’t even read the directions. They just look at something and say “I don’t get it…” or “this is confusing…” I am finding it difficult to get these particular students excited, and we haven’t even scratched the surface.


#7

Have you seen the Mindset lessons on Khan Academy? Using these with students that don’t think they can complete it helped some of my students. The thing I use the most in my classroom from Mindset is “The Power of Yet”. There is a big difference between saying “I can’t code” and “I can’t code, yet”. Janelle Monae sings about the power of yet for Sesame Street. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLeUvZvuvAs


#8

Here in NJ we really love the unplugged activities for the ADHD students. And, by the way, we have the best facilitators EVER!