Unit 1 APCSP Test Day How did it go – by the numbers (hint not very well)
Author Archives: MaryClair Wright
APCSA Turkey Hats & Classes
This morning #APCSA seniors took a break from the grind and built some turkey hats. We had pride turkeys, floppy turkeys, a turkey fascinator, some inflated waddles and much more!
Using WebEx In the Classroom
When covidcation and remote instruction forced us to incorporate a litany of remote instruction tools and practices into the craft of teaching it was a necessity. Now, thanks to vaccinations, we are able to have students back in the classroom. But to walk away from all of the lessons of remote instruction and return squarelyContinue reading “Using WebEx In the Classroom”
Building Trust with Brene Brown’s Permission
It is probably important to note that my reputation outside of Room 112 is that I am intimidating. So when your initial impression is intimidating, how can build trust through Zoom? Enter Brene Brown and the genius of her permission slips
Is there an easy to get a quick review of handwritten pages during remote instruction?
I believe in the power of writing while learning. I beleive in the power of a pencil and a clean sheet of paper. I beleive that if a student hears me say something, and then has to convert my words into notes they scribble there are all kinds of learning going on. AP CSP studentsContinue reading “Is there an easy to get a quick review of handwritten pages during remote instruction?”
Bringing Student Integrity to the Remote CS Classroom
Tie Integrity to the Purpose of Learning: Life is not about getting an A on a homework assignment. If I want my students to be lifelong learners, I have to have authentic appreciation for where their individual learning processes.
23,400 wipes and 2 SEC Coaches
If Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn were tasked with making Room 112 as safe as possible, what would they do? For those of you not from the state of Alabama, it is normal for many of us to wonder How would my favorite college football coach handle this situation.
Standards Based Grading in AP CSA?
What if I coupled the logic of SBG with CSA….has anyone done that? To avoid getting overwhelmed I started nice and easy with Unit 1. By pushing the big picture aside a small, tenuous little plan began to take shape.
Create PT: Being a Guardian of the Process
So, in this time of remote instruction – when student experiences are scattered, when teachers are isolated, when resources are stretched – I find it more important than ever to be a Guardian of the Create Performance Task Process. Like a cook, protecting the integrity of quality ingredients.
How can I provide them shelter and support via Zoom?
The paradox of remote instruction is that I am both inside their homes and disconnected from them like never before.