Assign content as homework that students can learn from reading (like FOR loop syntax) so you can spend class time on more difficult topics where teacher guidance is the most needed (like what code goes inside of a loop). Share Assign content as homework that students can learn from reading (like FOR loop syntax) so you can spend class time on more difficult topics where teacher guidance is the most needed (like what code goes inside of a loop). with FacebookShare Assign content as homework that students can learn from reading (like FOR loop syntax) so you can spend class time on more difficult topics where teacher guidance is the most needed (like what code goes inside of a loop). with Twitter

Encourage students to use blocks instead of the user interface when orienting the sprite in Scratch. Share Encourage students to use blocks instead of the user interface when orienting the sprite in Scratch. with FacebookShare Encourage students to use blocks instead of the user interface when orienting the sprite in Scratch. with Twitter

Misconception: When students use the division operator during declaration or assignment of a Double in Java, like double x = a/b, they forget about integer division, which can result in rounding errors. Share Misconception: When students use the division operator during declaration or assignment of a Double in Java, like double x = a/b, they forget about integer division, which can result in rounding errors. with FacebookShare Misconception: When students use the division operator during declaration or assignment of a Double in Java, like double x = a/b, they forget about integer division, which can result in rounding errors. with Twitter

At the end of each class, have students write themselves a summary of the big ideas they learned so they get practice sifting through lots of information to find its most important ideas. Share At the end of each class, have students write themselves a summary of the big ideas they learned so they get practice sifting through lots of information to find its most important ideas. with FacebookShare At the end of each class, have students write themselves a summary of the big ideas they learned so they get practice sifting through lots of information to find its most important ideas. with Twitter

Have students analyze the effects of changing pieces of a loop to improve their understanding of loop structure. Share Have students analyze the effects of changing pieces of a loop to improve their understanding of loop structure. with FacebookShare Have students analyze the effects of changing pieces of a loop to improve their understanding of loop structure. with Twitter

Misconception: Students don’t understand that the right side of an assignment statement is executed before the assignment. They think that variables store unresolved equations. Share Misconception: Students don’t understand that the right side of an assignment statement is executed before the assignment. They think that variables store unresolved equations. with FacebookShare Misconception: Students don’t understand that the right side of an assignment statement is executed before the assignment. They think that variables store unresolved equations. with Twitter

Have students create a reset script and it store in their Scratch backpack so they can use in the future to set the Stage back to a uniform starting point. Share Have students create a reset script and it store in their Scratch backpack so they can use in the future to set the Stage back to a uniform starting point. with FacebookShare Have students create a reset script and it store in their Scratch backpack so they can use in the future to set the Stage back to a uniform starting point. with Twitter

Show students the visual representation of recursion in the Modern Family title sequence for a fun way to introduce them to this concept. Share Show students the visual representation of recursion in the Modern Family title sequence for a fun way to introduce them to this concept. with FacebookShare Show students the visual representation of recursion in the Modern Family title sequence for a fun way to introduce them to this concept. with Twitter

Have students use lollipop sticks or toothpicks to represent each statement call in an N-ary recursive algorithm. Share Have students use lollipop sticks or toothpicks to represent each statement call in an N-ary recursive algorithm. with FacebookShare Have students use lollipop sticks or toothpicks to represent each statement call in an N-ary recursive algorithm. with Twitter

Set aside class time to read parts of Blown to Bits, a book about the social impact of technology, and then have discussions about the content and your students’ responses. Share Set aside class time to read parts of Blown to Bits, a book about the social impact of technology, and then have discussions about the content and your students’ responses. with FacebookShare Set aside class time to read parts of Blown to Bits, a book about the social impact of technology, and then have discussions about the content and your students’ responses. with Twitter

Let students try large-scale projects they come up with to build their sense of personal ability. Share Let students try large-scale projects they come up with to build their sense of personal ability. with FacebookShare Let students try large-scale projects they come up with to build their sense of personal ability. with Twitter

Misconception: Students get confused about whether to set or change variables in Scratch. Share Misconception: Students get confused about whether to set or change variables in Scratch. with FacebookShare Misconception: Students get confused about whether to set or change variables in Scratch. with Twitter

Give students time to read in class to ensure that they are doing assigned readings. Share Give students time to read in class to ensure that they are doing assigned readings. with FacebookShare Give students time to read in class to ensure that they are doing assigned readings. with Twitter

Use constructive and well-formed examples, like Quicksort, to teach recursion so that students have a strong model for building their own solutions. Share Use constructive and well-formed examples, like Quicksort, to teach recursion so that students have a strong model for building their own solutions. with FacebookShare Use constructive and well-formed examples, like Quicksort, to teach recursion so that students have a strong model for building their own solutions. with Twitter

Point out Scratch’s built-in variables before students create their own variables so that students become familiar with variable-related blocks. Share Point out Scratch’s built-in variables before students create their own variables so that students become familiar with variable-related blocks. with FacebookShare Point out Scratch’s built-in variables before students create their own variables so that students become familiar with variable-related blocks. with Twitter

Let students solve problems the long, hard, intuitive way first to motivate the use of more advanced Scratch blocks that can help them solve problems in a shorter, faster, more flexible way. Share Let students solve problems the long, hard, intuitive way first to motivate the use of more advanced Scratch blocks that can help them solve problems in a shorter, faster, more flexible way. with FacebookShare Let students solve problems the long, hard, intuitive way first to motivate the use of more advanced Scratch blocks that can help them solve problems in a shorter, faster, more flexible way. with Twitter

Reach out to incoming students who have expressed an interest being a CS major in order to begin building relationships with and advising these students to help them become a part of the CS community. Share Reach out to incoming students who have expressed an interest being a CS major in order to begin building relationships with and advising these students to help them become a part of the CS community. with FacebookShare Reach out to incoming students who have expressed an interest being a CS major in order to begin building relationships with and advising these students to help them become a part of the CS community. with Twitter

Incorporate student presentations into your class as a form of assessment so that students develop their public speaking skills. Share Incorporate student presentations into your class as a form of assessment so that students develop their public speaking skills. with FacebookShare Incorporate student presentations into your class as a form of assessment so that students develop their public speaking skills. with Twitter

Moderate a group discussion with teams that have trouble working together to resolve disagreements and encourage collaboration in a constructive way. Share Moderate a group discussion with teams that have trouble working together to resolve disagreements and encourage collaboration in a constructive way. with FacebookShare Moderate a group discussion with teams that have trouble working together to resolve disagreements and encourage collaboration in a constructive way. with Twitter

Encourage students to ask questions about homework assignments in class, because other students may be struggling with the same question. Share Encourage students to ask questions about homework assignments in class, because other students may be struggling with the same question. with FacebookShare Encourage students to ask questions about homework assignments in class, because other students may be struggling with the same question. with Twitter