Medicine4theDead, I respect your thoughts on the matter and wanted to provide some context.
You are right that analogies and cliches don’t prove anything, but are an easier means of articulating what can otherwise be complex systems.
Medicine4theDead, thanks for the read and your thoughts/feedback.
It is no question that academics, teachers, parents, administrators, and the general public all have an opinion on best teaching practices. While I can’t say where you sit on that continuum, I respect that fact that you are thinking about was is best for…
Alex, thank you for those kind words! While AR/VR may be more common buzzwords, most people are still not sure how it will have an impact on daily lives. Right now, AI and the connectivity of the “internet of things” are dominating the tech world for most consumers. I still don’t think we have reached a tipping point.
Clarification *** I felt that there were no K-12 CS standards that fit the specific goals of our curriculum for initial implementation.
There are K-12 standards (which I will reference in the future) created and provided by CSTA (https://www.csteachers.org/).
From a technical standpoint and your more relevant need to be as accurate as possible, it may be more appropriate for you to consider more formal training.
I have been able to meet the needs of my role by pursuing information and skill at a level that allows me to translate it to my students, more than performing the skill…
I am somewhat cautious to set these expectations, as sometimes they set a false narrative for progress. Nonetheless, the notion of preparing for a different world is certainly applicable regardless of the rate of change. The heart of this statement is certainly appropriate!
This is a great point! Even those I have moved away from iOS, the Google platform for education (Google Apps for Education) has really embraced this consistency idea as well. With some level of customization that allows us to support individual students in a way that works best for them, I can appreciate buttons and features being generally in the same place.
Thanks for the comment! I remember hearing about the Focus, but was not aware of the potential release date in the US. The attributes are exciting! I hope I conveyed in the article that products with the vision of the Focus are more of what people expect of VR. Nothing against other products, but being on the ground…
I want to be a writer!
As a teacher, I love the idea of discussing REAL life lessons that transcend the classroom. I structure my class to not only discuss content, but also create an environment where students can foster and develop the so important “soft -skills” that really help a student thrive in all situations.