Paired Programming with Unit 3 Game Design

My students are pair programming their Unit 3 game. I have them paired correctly, but if one student is absent, then the other student cannot work on the code. Any suggestions? Is there any work around this?

Hi Jennifer,

I do a few different things depending on the student. Sometimes I assign the student homework so that he keeps up with the partner if I feel the partners work well together. Most of the time I reassign the student to a different partner (or even pair) if they are more closely in sync. I might even allow the student to work alone. It truly depends on the student.

Would love for others to share what works for them!