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Teaching  Kids (Anyone) to Debug Code Independently 

Teaching  Kids (Anyone) to Debug Code Independently  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it


"It’s not working!”

A student raises his hand, sounding irritated and wronged. The look on this 11-year-old’s face seems almost accusatory; his code is not running and he sounds as if it is the teacher’s fault.

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Nice tips, for solving many types of assignments, not just coding.

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Reframing Problem Solving with the Appreciative Inquiry 4 D Cycle


Have you ever noticed how, as leaders, we’re often far more sensitive to people’s weaknesses than we are to their strengths?

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Interesting discussion and video about appreciative inquiry..are we as educators focusing too much on what to fix, instead of recognizing what is working?

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Can You Learn While You Sleep? Yes!

Can You Learn While You Sleep? Yes! | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
What’s more, researchers are coming to recognize that dreaming is an essential part of understanding, organizing and retaining what we learn—and that dreams may even hold out the possibility of directing our learning as we doze.
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When I was doing computer programming, when I got really stuck and couldn't stop thinking about a problem, and it was late and I was tired and frustrated, I'd put a pen and pad by my bed, go to sleep, and the next morning I always had three solutions-at least two were very good and worked! I started out without the pad/pen, but soon put those out since the ideas disappeared fast.

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5 Principles for a Problem-Solving Classroom

5 Principles for a Problem-Solving Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
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Districts across the United States are implementing the Common Core State Standards, and they are realigning curriculum for English Language Arts and Mathematics.
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Lots of ideas on how to create a student-centered class environment..

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Problem Based Learning Explained for Teachers

Problem Based Learning Explained for Teachers | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

January 4, 2015
Project based learning and problem based learning are two didactic approaches to learning that are often used interchangeably to refer to the same thing: engaging students in Learning activities.

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Problem based learning focuses on a solution that is worked on for a limited period of time, unlike a project, which could take months to develop.

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Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, August 4, 2015 11:33 AM

Problem based learning focuses on a solution that is worked on for a limited period of time, unlike a project, which could take months to develop.