I’ve found that I want to gauge my students’ understanding in a context other than the Neighborhood, so I’ve been building scenario-style formative checkins for them throughout Unit 1. These help me understand their ability to apply skills (inheritance, using classes, reading documentation etc.) elsewhere and give them an opportunity to see how these skills might relate to some other subjects they are interested in. Here is a practice assessment and Documentation that I gave to students this year after lesson 5 that focuses on using classes and their methods. Perhaps it will be a useful tool for others!
@madeline_r_burton - thank you for sharing! This is a fantastic idea to have students use other scenarios in the Extra Practice. I am wondering if pulled any questions from AP Classroom?
I have not for Unit 1. It didn’t feel like there was anything that was accessible given the reordering of content. Have you found anything there useful for Unit 1?
Thanks for sharing that resource, Madeline! I agree that there is not much on AP Classroom that students will be ready for in unit 1. Creating extra extra practice like this is a great way of giving them more practice outside of the Painter & neighborhood
Hey @madeline_r_burton, thank you so much for including your extra resources! I had a few questions on how to implement it. Is there documentation for this Spaceship object? For example, the first question " 1. Rename your spaceship to “Galaxy Cruiser” and print its new name." Are the students given the name of the object? If the object name was ship would it be
ship.setName("Galaxy Cruiser")? and
I like this idea but would like some clarification as far as implementation or possible an answer key. Thanks again for sharing!
Hey @madeline_r_burton this is awesome!!! I love the formatting of the class as well. It’s evident you took some time developing this assessment. Thank you so much for sharing it with the community!