Have students walk through and explain code to check for understanding.

  • Students may be able to repeat given explanations of concepts without fundamentally understanding them. For example, a student may be able to say that a variable is like a box, but may still not be able to use variables successfully.
  • Walk-throughs are very helpful for checking how well students understand state. Students should be able to articulate the state of variables/objects (i.e., the values of variables or private data members/object attributes) as they move through the code.

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Interview with Michelle Friend