So, this is my second year teaching CSP and I have made a change to the order that I deliver the lessons. I am starting with Unit 1 Chapter 1 and then Unit 2 Chapter 1. The scaffolding works great and really enforces what binary is and why it is needed and the transition to Hex is really strong. So, I’m really happy with this part so far.
I will do Unit 1 Chapter 2 next - the Internet. It is a really strong Chapter and my students really liked it last year so I think it stands alone really well.
I am then doing Unit 3 and 5 back to back for a programming extravaganza which will be broken up by the holiday breaks. Last year I didn’t get to the lists and other data structures and this will let me provide a bit more differentiation I think. I will do the Create task after that.
Then I will do a Data unit with Unit 2 Chapter 2 then Unit 4. and the Explore Task after that. I am hoping to add a relational database lesson or two.
Whadda people think? Stupid? Brilliant?