On to the next…

Well…I barely survived teaching during COVID-19. I almost wished I had written more throughout the school year, but it would be just so depressing. Each post would be something like this is what we planned, it didn’t go that way, complaints about something, and something about trying again tomorrow. What I do know is thatContinue reading “On to the next…”

Day 7: System Schema

I really should have been documenting what happened since Day 1, but it’s been such an overwhelming ride. I think today was the first day I actually felt great about what I’m doing. The first couple weeks included more than a few breakdowns. As we all know, Mrs. F is a brilliant educator and oneContinue reading “Day 7: System Schema”

Schoology Header

As I was doing my daily stroll through Twitter for some edu-inspo, I came across this tweet: Schoology’s current set-up allows us to create folders and subfolders that kind of looks like Google Drive. For me, it’s hard to go through files and files of paperwork to search for something I need. I imagine thatContinue reading “Schoology Header”

AP Computer Science Principles Summer Institute 2020

June 29-Jul 2, 2020 @Molloy College with Jill Westerlund pre-COVID: I took a one-day AP workshop in January with Jill to help me teach AP Computer Science Principles more effectively. It’s my first year teaching, and I mostly went along with the flow of relying on CodeHS as the vehicle to deliver the instruction. IContinue reading “AP Computer Science Principles Summer Institute 2020”

Distance Learning Week 4 & 5

We had practice Distance Learning days scheduled for March 11-12, but then the rest of the Bay Area went into Shelter-in-Place around March 16th. The week before Easter Break, the wonderful Mrs. F and I discovered┬áSlidesMania templates. We both thought of using it somehow, but then forgot to tell each other. I thought I’d tryContinue reading “Distance Learning Week 4 & 5”

4th Quarter- First Day of School

It is the fourth quarter it should be our last sprint towards the finish line. But it isn’t. I’m finding myself making new material in this last quarter. There were assumptions I made about student knowledge, which in retrospect, I really shouldn’t have made any assumptions. This is great practice for me moving forward. Now,Continue reading “4th Quarter- First Day of School”

Python Programming Unit (2019)

Day 1- What is Hacking? In our Making, Hacking, Tinkering class, we have to Hack. I spent my Christmas vacation trying to figure out how to teach programming/come up with activities that suit the gamete of no programming skills all the way to lots of programming skills. To start, I thought it would be kindContinue reading “Python Programming Unit (2019)”