My kids are going to be leading HoC sessions with 6th and 7th graders (Our school is k-12; the middle schoolers are conveniently across the hall.) For preparation, over Thanksgiving they are to be browsing the tutorials and completing one.
When we return from break on Monday, we’ll start discussing what 6th and 7th graders might be interested in. I may have them write a short google forms survey to find out more about the specific middle schoolers we have. From there, they’ll pick a tutorial and prepare. Our school has a chromebook for each student, so they’ll have to figure out how to get each student to the write website in the shortest amount of time. I’ll want them to think about how to introduce themselves, the idea of HoC and instructions regarding their specific tutorial. And so on.
Our state standards include having CompSci students teach/mentor others. So this is a neat way to meet that standard. During Unit 1 around lesson 11 and its optional lessons, my classes went to these same middle schoolers with Lego activities to talk about how the internet routes information. So there’s already some familiarity between the students, and I look forward to how the HoC goes.