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435 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Should We Still Be Tea... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very true. We definitely are moving away from mindless, automated busy work into work that requires sound thinking skills and communication skills. I also think you're dead-on about coding. Patent-wars aside, there are tons of start-ups and young entrepreneurs using their coding skills to work for themselves and make money!

Thanks for stopping by, Fuad!

438 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - What Can We Learn from... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very true! It is kind of crazy how abstract textbooks can be. It makes true transfer of knowledge nearly impossible. Not only might programming help, but letting kids try scenarios out in a game and then following up with tangible math problems that address the same concepts might help with transferring what kids know toward the more abstract way we see it in a text book or standard math problem.

438 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - What Can We Learn from... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for sharing the post, Carlton. I like the idea of learning about the game or learning from the game. I know a few teachers who incorporate game development into their teaching. They find this helps kids connect better with content.

438 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - What Can We Learn from... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the replies everyone. For some reason, comments were disabled for a while--I just fixed it. Sorry for not responding in a timely fashion!

440 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Adventures with Robots · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Jerry!

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440 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Adventures with Robots · 0 replies · +1 points

That's a great idea, John. I am curious to see how much time I will have to extend on what we are learning in the course of a week. I may sneak it in ;)

440 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Adventures with Robots · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow, Monika, that is so cool! 

Thanks for sharing such an awesome resource :) I'm not quite at the 'worlds' level yet, but I'd love to be able to get the light sensors to work!

440 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Freedom to Learn: Trus... · 0 replies · +1 points

It is irritating to assume that any Joe schmoe off the street, with the right script in his hand, could do what we do every day. That is sad that you were taught that kind of curriculum writing at a school of higher education! Good thing you know better :)

440 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Freedom to Learn: Trus... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Steven :)

440 weeks ago @ Philly Teacher - Freedom to Learn: Trus... · 0 replies · +1 points

I hear you, Rita. It's especially tough for teachers in large urban districts like Philly.