This week, we talked about generative AI and its use as a tool in the classroom. I decided to use ChatGPT to generate some resources to help young people of different ages understand computers. Here are the outcomes: 5 years old I asked ChatGPT: Write a short explanation of how a computer works […]
Incidental learning is a method of learning that takes place as an unintended consequence of engaging in another task or activity. In practice, this could look like a young child learning facts about the world through engaging with their environment. By eating different foods – an activity not oriented around learning – a child learns […]
Scratch was the first programming language I ever used – so coming back to it came pretty naturally. One of Scratch’s greatest strengths is how completely intuitive it is. For a child with no programming experience, they will have a short list of priorities, like drawing characters, moving them on the screen, checking if two […]
Here is my video on how a computer works! Note I experienced some audio issues at the very start that I only noticed after uploading.
Learning goals for this course Coming into this course, I feel very excited and only a little apprehensive! I think this will be a great opportunity to develop my communication and teaching skills – I have summarised the main things I’d like to focus on below: Work on explanations – in previous teaching […]