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- Jennifer B., Student teacher
- Bemidji, MN
Programming Languages Teacher Resources
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Students identify with various programming texts; introduce material in different orders; and emphasize different concepts. Students read an introduction to LiveTexts; complete various activities; discover and apply its Global features and page controls; and use Java programs.
Students complete an activity that illustrates the concepts of giving accurate instructions and computer programming. They also identify the relationship of the instructions/code to computer programming. Students then create a peanut butter sandwich by writing an HTML web page and use programmable robots.
Synthesizing information from a PBS documentary Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, its companion website, and several other resources (links to which are provided), high schoolers evaluate whether Bunche did all he could to advance the Civil Rights Movement. They choose a side and develop their arguments for a class debate. Resource offers a model for developing a position and participating in debates about issues or current events.
Reserve the library and introduce your high schoolers to the Manhattan Project. Unfortunately, no real specific guidelines for the speech are included, but the rough idea is to have learners adopt a stance accepting or rejecting the use of the atomic bomb. The lesson is a great idea, but you will have to put the pieces together to construct a meaningful activity.
Students articulate the ways in which they use the Internet and envision and propose new uses for the Internet. They examine one teenager's vision and expression of teen culture and individual personality online by reading and discussing "Stardom's Lure: Teenage Webmaster With Adult Ambitions." Finally, they list various elements of Web sites and develop ideas for their own teen Web site.