@rgutierrez1 thanks for the really detailed comments. It makes sense that “connected devices” might be a little redundant given the order of the activity guide. It really is intended more to prod students to think further on the first row rather than be treated as an entirely separate category. Especially if students have strong backgrounds with hardware I can see how this lesson might not be as eye-opening for a lot of students.
It’s good to hear that the lesson goes pretty well even if the teacher isn’t entirely on their A-game. We’re aware that our lessons can be pretty large in general and we’ve been making efforts to make them simpler to understand and run successfully.
Finally, we want criticism! To your point about making real-world connections we’ll likely be placing a video in this lesson that should help a little bit. Our hope in part was that students’ listing so many devices they use every day would make real world connections to the Input-Output-Store-Process model they’re beginning to explore. If you come up with good ways to make those connections though please share them here with the group.
Thanks again for the detailed feedback.