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Diligence, a curious spirit, and perseverance are qualities we desire to see in our students. These traits are elements of the “growth mindset.” Teaching students coding presents one of the best opportunities to develop and nurture kids’ growth mindset in the school setting. This article shows five scenarios to support this position.
By Dan Matthews
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Discussing careers with students can be challenging. After all, a lot of weight is often placed upon the subject. As a teacher, you're expected to provide insights into potential careers that empower students to thrive beyond school.
In this regard, computer science can be a great area of discussion and exploration. It has increasing relevance in the current digital landscape. There is also a growing number of professions it can be applied to. These factors, among others, can make it an important consideration. Indeed, it is part of the reason that it is imperative to teach computer science in schools. Yet, it has something of a dry reputation. Students who may not be inclined toward the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects run the risk of missing out on careers that enrich their adult lives.
So, how can you best go about setting students up for careers in computer science? Let’s take a closer look at some areas of consideration.
Coding is the language of the future.
You’ve probably heard this many times before and might be worried how to make sure your child learns this new language on top of playing sports, doing their homework, and just being a kid. Don’t panic. The good news is that anyone can learn how to code and there are many free or inexpensive resources available.
WE HUMANS WEREN’T ready for the novel coronavirus—and neither were the machines. Robots can help doctors distance themselves from patients, and help those in isolation cope. But getting the machines into hospitals is fraught with difficulties.
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The global COVID-19 emergency has disrupted the lives of millions of people, including students and teachers: schools are known to be breeding grounds for illnesses and shutting them down was only logical.
But in education, as in theater, the show must go on: that is why teachers are turning to remote learning as an alternative. Distance learning has been around longer than most people realize, but the current state of emergency is forcing a faster pace of change for which many are ill-prepared.
Like most novelties, remote learning may cause distrust among teachers who do not know how to use its full potential, so here is a brief list of the key benefits of remote learning.
Plenty of science fiction authors have asked this question and there are as many answers as there are writers: some have even imagined a future with no classrooms at all, where all children learn from home with a machine as a teacher and consider traditional school an alien concept.
But that particular future is unlikely to come true: as much as AI is growing and studying from home is becoming an increasingly popular solution, education still requires some form of human contact and technology is a tool, not a replacement.
Even so, technology can reshape the design of the classroom and the core philosophies of teaching and learning in significant ways: let’s explore how.
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