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Jul 29

algorithm is part of a routine. As educators algorithms will be part of the classroom’s activities such as routines, and the lessons.

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Jul 29

However, when we write something in an algorithm, especially in a classroom, we have to keep in mind that it needs to be created based on each students’ learning needs.

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Jul 29

while reading this article I would say that I have used habits of mind, without knowing that. I found myself in most of those habits, and I like to practice as much as I can, questioning myself while taking an action, or saying anything, before saying something to someone or giving an opinion. We need to take into consideration other people’s ideas, opinions, and feelings. We are not all the same, but using the habits of minds we can create a positive environment and an healthy relationship with others.

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Jul 29

I totally agree that people sometimes take risks without thinking about the consequences of their actions. When I came to the USA, for me was a risk to leave my family there, my job, and everything that connected me with my country. Today I see that risk as a responsible one, since it was for a better life and having more opportunities for myself. I want for my students to think intellectual way and being capable to think and question themselves why I am taking that risk?.

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Jul 29

It seems easy to say that I want to listen to others before saying anything or acting, but it is a hard process that we incorporate our brain with or vulnerability to tall before listening. I was doing Yoga for a while, and as a person that I react very quickly, it helps me to talk before with my own self before jumping to conclusions.

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Jul 29

I totally agree and I can see myself in those sentences. I had a period of tie that I thought was not able to succeed, that I am a failure and I was able to quit. Taling to myself and thinking about mistakes that made me stronger I was able to fight that fear, and try and try again to achieve my goals. Today when I look back I see those mistakes, and action as a positive rewards that made me who I am today.

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Jul 29

Sometimes I feel stuck in doing Scratch projects or using the computer. It is very important as you said using strategies can help students and also building trust in them how to use computational thinking.

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Jul 29

Using Scratch helped me to know more about the technological world. Seeing myself thinking and trying to use different blocks to see their connection and how they work so I can create a project, gave me an impulse to introduce that to my students. I was able to do biology concepts through a scratch and I was amazed how students were able to create different projects and share them with other students around the eworls. Scratch is a way to connect the world together through technology.

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Jul 29

I totally agree Paul. I come from a country where we did not have computers at all in our schools. When first I was present with a computer I was so frustrated because nobody told me how to use it or I have the right to use it. I do not like when teachers make differences between students. Everyone should ber able to use computer skills.

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Jul 29

I totally agree with your comment. If students have some kind of instructions to follow they perform better. That is very important in Algorithms. It contains standards that help students to understand better new concepts.

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Jul 29

I totally agree that besides what profession you will do in the future, Scratch and computational thinking helps everyone to connect with the world ad giving answers to problems. Using Scratch for me was a game-changer, I was able to introduce to my students and instead wasting their time playing in computer they use Scratch to improve their skills how to create a project or how to invent a game that requires some skills.

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Jul 27

I think it’s really important that high-profile athletes are modeling what it looks like to know one’s own limits and how to advocate for their own physical and mental health. The price for when people don’t feel like they can do that is often too high. As educators, I think we also have a responsibility to help our students develop this ability – and to support them in those choices.

“I was like: I think the girls need to do the rest of the competition without me. They were like ‘I promise you’ll be fine, we watched you warm-up’. But I said ‘no, I know I am going to be fine but I can’t risk a medal for the team and I need to call it…

You usually don’t hear me say things like that because I usually persevere and push through things, but not to cost the team a medal. So they were like: OK, if Simone says this, we need to take it pretty serious. I had the correct people around me to do that."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/sport/simone-biles-tokyo-2020-olympics/index.html

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Jul 27

I believe the 6Cs represent competencies that were taken for granted for quite some time in the past. For a long time, the focus of schools has on helping students master academic content in order to succeed in life. Such competencies were expected to develop automatically. Recently, it has become visible that they can develop further if worked on properly.

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Jul 26

Computational thinking is an excellent way to solve problems by breaking complex problems down into small units. Recognizing patterns and discovering underlying principles, and reading algorithms to solve problems. Thus, computational skills are essential in the classroom as a foundational skill for students.

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Jul 26

Algorithms are used not only by technology but also by humans.Every action we take that involves a series of tasks is an algorithm. Brushing one’s teeth is an example of a human algorithm other than a recipe. Picking your brush, putting toothpaste on your brush, brushing your teeth, rinsing your mouth, and wiping your mouth are some of them.

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Jul 26

An algorithm is everywhere and is a set of step-by-step instructions that must be followed in the correct order to produce a useful result.

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Jul 26

Algorithms can be described as daily activities in our everyday life. For example, every morning I have to calculate my time wisely in order to be able to make it to work on time. I set my alarm at 6:30 and have 45 minutes to get ready because the bus usually arrives at the nearest bus stop around 7:15. Once in the bus I stop by a diner to buy some coffee and walk to work. A way we use algorithms when we teach is through daily routines. In order for daily routines to run smoothly in a classroom, everything is scheduled at a certain time throughout the day. This way students are not lost , are well prepared, and know what to expect in the classroom.

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Jul 26

Scratch is a great way to teach children how to code. I agree with Mr.Resnick on how scratch enables children to be creative by making mothers’ day cards for their moms.
With scratch, children are able to explore their curiosity.

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Jul 26

It is our job as educators to help make connections to the real world so that our lessons can life off the page through a student’s aspirations and goals rather than through them feeling this is “busy work”.

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Jul 26

I do agree that interacting with technology is a lot more common amongst children because it poses less of a challenge. However, I do believe that children have learned to acclimate to the challenges that creating content has and have taken the challenge head on. Certain platforms like TikTok and YouTube have allowed students to take on a more active role as a content creater and not simply just a spectators or viewers.

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