Okay class, I read an article about computational thinking. So we are going to try something new.
Please go to storyboardthat.com We will be creating our own stories today.
(Student) "I don't want to go to school. It's so boring. All the teacher does is talk."
(Student) "Today's class might be interesting!"
(Student) "We've never used the computers before. I think this will be a good day!"
(Teacher) Wow! The students are really enjoying this activity! I think I learned something today. My students can persist in working with problems, develop new strategies and principles to help them with their problems, and they can do this at home too! It doesn't have to all take place in the classroom.
(Teacher) But...What if they don't have internet access at home? They won't be able to create. Should I spend ample time teaching them how to work on the computer? Also, when it is appropriate to incorporate computers instead of paper? Is it okay to use this more than once a day? Or should this be a reward activity?
(Teacher) That was a really good day! Every student was very interested and worked very well today! I think I can incorporate this into different lessons, because there are different templates to use. I think this will help each individual student with their learning!