As a new school year gets underway, I am reminded how personal the learning experience is for each student. I continuously wrestle with motivating and engaging them in a project-based learning environment with hands-on activities that relate to their world. As teachers, we all know how difficult this task can be with so many distractions facing them. The most well-planned lessons sometimes fail and we must reinvent our plans to accommodate the students sitting in front of us.
In the following article published by Edutopia, I describe a coding lesson that assisted my students with their programming skills to further their understanding. (Thanks to the IT department for keeping the technology lab running smoothly!) When students can relate to a lesson on their own level, success is bound to happen! With the newly created Technology & Engineering Department at DS Public Schools, the opportunities to provide students with lessons like these make technology-related learning endless.
A Strategy for Motivating High School Coders https://t.co/qwwFgbtxVf— Dianne Pappafotopoul (@dpappa127) October 6, 2016