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Questions tagged [active-learning]

Active Learning concerns educational activities in which the student takes a participatory role in the process. Active Learning may include educational games, discussion groups, writing, teamwork, and the like. It grows out of a Constructivist view of education. Questions here might involve how to achieve active learning and tools to facilitate it.

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How to gamify the learning management system

I have been reading up on how to shift more of my teaching resources on to the Learning Management System, to make it easier to access from other locations even though I mostly teach in a classroom. ...
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Quick and easy intro to computer science for kids for an Engineering Field Day

We have a large engineering day that hundreds of kids (ages 6-12) and their parents will attend. The setup is as follows: local engineering groups/societies will have stations and they will have ...
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How to stop being The Oracle

When I did customer service for an application I was developing, I found that most of the time, if I did NOT answer the phone, the user would figure out their problem and learn more than if I did ...
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Teaching Arduino---but not just “monkey see monkey do”

I've been looking for peer instruction style questions for an intro to Arduino workshop, but I haven't found anything. Besides not seeing PI materials, it's hard to find any materials where a student ...
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Using physical activity to explain the nested for loop

I have been rewriting my unit on nested for loops for AP Computer Science (thus, we are using Java). I would like to use some sort of physical activity to drive home the differences between roughly ...
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Active learning for boolean algebra

I've been thinking about active learning, and I am inspired by Heather's answer to my earlier boolean algebra curriculum review. This may also be a good question for math teachers who have experience ...
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CS-oriented Ice-Breaker Games

I will have my new incoming CS freshmen (HS) for a week-long summer orientation in August. The kids don't know each other yet, so Ice Breakers are in order! Has anyone encountered fun, physical CS-...