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Ch 13: Instructional Resources for Computer Science Teachers

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Refresh your knowledge of various instructional resources for computer science teachers by exploring this chapter's fun lessons. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can check your understanding and gauge your ability to excel on an upcoming test.

Instructional Resources for Computer Science Teachers - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors have created engaging lessons that closely examine different instructional resources for computer science teachers. Use this chapter to study the basics of computer science curriculum, lifelong learning, different learning styles and more. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List strategies and tips for teaching computer science
  • Discuss the development and instruction of computer science curriculum
  • Detail strategies for educating students with special needs
  • Share teaching tips for multiple intelligences and learning styles
  • Explain why assessments are important in education
  • Describe how assessments can be used and misused in the classroom
  • Define and share the benefits of lifelong learning

Enjoy the ability to tailor your study of this chapter to your personal study needs. Access any number of lessons, review them in any order, and visit them as many times as you'd prefer. Before or after examining the lessons, feel free to assess your comprehension of these computer science instruction topics by taking short quizzes. To get a well-rounded review of this chapter, be sure to take the practice exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: Instructional Resources for Computer Science Teachers
Teaching Computer Science: Strategies & Tips

1. Teaching Computer Science: Strategies & Tips

We've all heard the words computer science, but do we really know what teaching it means? This lesson will bring you up to date on current strategies of teaching computer science and offer some tips of the trade.

Computer Science Curriculum: Development & Instruction

2. Computer Science Curriculum: Development & Instruction

In this lesson, we'll take a look at a computer science curriculum, the features of a K-12 computer curriculum and college computer science curriculum, and how the roles and responsibilities of computer science teachers change over time.

Educating Students with Special Needs

3. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

4. Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

Your classroom is likely to be filled with students who learn in very different ways. This lesson will introduce the concept of multiple intelligences and learning styles and offer tips for teaching students in this way.

The Importance of Assessment in Education

5. The Importance of Assessment in Education

Assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. This lesson gives an overview of assessment, why it benefits both teachers and students, and the three most common forms of assessment.

Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

6. Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

Assessments are excellent tools in the classroom. Used properly, they provide invaluable information about student knowledge and progress. However, if misused, assessments can misrepresent the actual knowledge and learning taking place in the classroom. This lesson will discuss the use and misuse of standardized assessments.

What Is Lifelong Learning? - Definition & Benefits

7. What Is Lifelong Learning? - Definition & Benefits

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of ''lifelong learning,'' as well as several benefits those who devote their lives to learning enjoy. Additionally, you will learn examples of how lifelong learning positively impacts everyday life.

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