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Ignite mit2018amondmillwood

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Ignite Presentation for Scratch Conference 2018 at the Media Lab, MIT, Cambridge, Boston, USA. Classic Ignite is 20 slides auto-advancing at 15 seconds each.

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Ignite mit2018amondmillwood

  1. 1. CTwins: Does Computational Thinking win when Coding twins are born? CTwins team:Elizabeth Oldham1 , Pamela Cowan2, Richard Millwood1, Glenn Strong1, Nina Bresnihan1, Mags Amond1, Lisa Hegarty1 1Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin 2Queens University Belfast Using the REMIX feature in Scratch to develop cooperative programming pairs 24/07/18 - Ignite - CTWINS - Mags Amond & Richard Millwood @magsamond @richardmillwood 1
  2. 2. Back to the future? Marty, we’ll need specialist teachers of Computer Science - but maybe all teachers should use computational thinking…. How can we help them to engage, Doc? 2
  3. 3. CTwins - ‘Coding Twins’ or ‘Computational Thinking Wins’ Computational Thinking relevant for Computer Science, but also cross-disciplinary A collaboration to increase teachers’ confidence to tackle further CPD in Computational Thinking through programming (coding) in pairs 3
  4. 4. D To build lasting professional relationships between educators from the north and south of Ireland Objectives of the CTwins project A To develop new practical exercises in computational thinking for the professional development of educators B To improve confidence in educators using these exercises with support C To create and disseminate this model of peer and mentor support for educators packaged in a toolkit ready for other CPD providers to use 4
  5. 5. Method Research objectives ● Examination of effect on confidence ● Improvement in the design of the professional development ‘package’ Action research ● Two cycles (first cycle a “pilot”) Mixed methods ● Pre and post surveys, focus groups, online community posts Measured constructs ● Confidence - L. Fisher et al (2016) ● Grit - A.L. Duckworth et al (2007) 5
  6. 6. Make a plan Find your twin and get creative Online community for support when you need it Project launch ● Introductory “lecture”, introducing Scratch and suggesting possible artefacts to be designed…. ○ First cycle: aiming for adult aesthetic outcomes as a strategy for personal engagement ○ Second cycle: recognising that professional matters are also appealing ● Then twins work together... 6
  7. 7. scratch.mit.edu A Register with Scratch B Create this program C Review and share it in Scratch AND with your twin via Edmodo D Plan, by reading your twin’s shared project and discussing E Act: Remix your twins project and do more! 7
  8. 8. Act Review Plan 1. Read your twin’s review 2. Run the project to see what it does 3. Look at the program 4. Point out features that work well 5. Ask questions 6. Agree the next step 7. Remix the project 8. Share your remix 9. Do the next step 10. Stop! 11. How good was your remix? 12. What did you actually do? 13. How did it work? 14. What do you feel? 15. Hand over to your twin Each week, taking turns 8
  9. 9. 1. Read your twin’s notesPlan Their review should be in the ‘Notes and Credits’ section on the Scratch project page. Your twin should send you the URL for their Scratch project - use the URL to have a look. 9
  10. 10. 2. Run the project and look at the program codePlan Click the green flag to run the project. 10 Click the ‘See inside’ button to view the program code, sprites and costumes
  11. 11. 3. Point out features that work wellPlan Send a message to your twin in Edmodo with the things you like about their work and the things that worked well. 4. Ask questions Ask questions in Edmodo, inviting your twin to explain anything you find unclear in their work. 11
  12. 12. 5. Agree the next stepPlan Consider what you’d like to do to take the project to the next stage and discuss in Edmodo with your Twin. You could also seek advice from the facilitator or an expert. 12
  13. 13. 6. Remix the projectAct Click the ‘Remix’ button when looking ‘inside’ the project. 13
  14. 14. 7. Share your remixAct Click the ‘Share’ button. Then copy the URL of your project and include it in a message in Edmodo to your twin. Then they will be able to see what you are doing and help. 14
  15. 15. 8. Do the next stepAct … or making new sprites… … or creating new costumes for the sprites… Start work on adding to or changing the Scripts… 15
  16. 16. 9. Stop!Act Knowing when to stop is a critical disposition - it is possible to keep on polishing forever! So set a time limit and hand over. 16
  17. 17. Review Click on ‘See project page’ and add your review to the ‘Notes and Credits’ - make notes against the following headings: 11. How good was your remix? 12. What did you actually do? 13. How did it work? 14. What do you feel? 17 Hand over to your twin Send a message in Edmodo to your twin to say that it is their turn!
  18. 18. Launch Exhibit Act Review Plan Act Review Plan Act Review Plan Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25 Apr 1 Plan for maximum of 9 weekly cycles in reality First twin, first week Second twin, second week Process overview 18
  19. 19. Exhibition 19
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  21. 21. CTwins: Does Computational Thinking win when Coding twins are born? CTwins team:Elizabeth Oldham1 , Pamela Cowan2, Richard Millwood1, Glenn Strong1, Nina Bresnihan1, Mags Amond1, Lisa Hegarty1 1Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin 2Queens University Belfast Using the REMIX feature in Scratch to develop cooperative programming pairs 24/07/18 - Ignite - CTWINS - Mags Amond & Richard Millwood @magsamond @richardmillwood 21
  22. 22. sample project, for the curious... 22
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