Ch 9: Resources for Computer Science Teachers

About This Chapter

Teaching computer science to kids who grew up in the computer age can be tricky. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This chapter gives various resources for K-12 computer science teachers.

Resources for Computer Science Teachers - Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses various strategies and tips for teaching computer science. It also goes over the different types of technologies that can be used, as well as teaching students with special needs. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand the development and instruction of a computer science curriculum
  • Provide examples of instructional strategies
  • List different types of classroom technologies
  • Have a firm grasp of the techniques needed for different learning styles and multiple intelligences
  • Recognize the importance of assessment in education
  • Be aware of the uses and misuses of assessments in the classroom

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9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Resources for Computer Science Teachers
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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 for 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.

What are Instructional Strategies? - Types & Examples

3. What are Instructional Strategies? - Types & Examples

This lesson provides examples of different instructional strategies to help students learn, including prior knowledge activation, demonstration, problem-based learning, group collaboration, modeling, and scaffolded instruction.

Using Technology in the Classroom

4. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Different Types of Classroom Technology

5. Different Types of Classroom Technology

Technology can broaden the horizons of your students right inside of your classroom. This lesson explores the various types of technology that can be used to liven up everything you teach.

Educating Students with Special Needs

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

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