Give students, especially younger kids, “movement breaks” so that they don’t have to sit still and stare at a computer for too long.

  • Have 2 minute dance breaks every 20 minutes to give students’ eyes a break from the screen, and get them up and moving to create healthy computer use habits.
    • This is particularly important if the focus is on young kids programming because you want them to build healthy computer habits.
    • This is important for helping develop the whole student to build an internal clock to take frequent breaks.
  • One way to incorporate movement into class is to give students the opportunity to walk around and look at their classmates’ work.
    • This provides students with a great opportunity to interact with their classmates and learn from each other.

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Interview with Kiki Prottsman

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