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Re: OT: Teaching Second Graders Programming

by hominid (Curate)
on Mar 27, 2014 at 13:41 UTC ( #1079924=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: Teaching Second Graders Programming

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Get a loaf of bread, a butter knife, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of your favorite jelly. Place them on a table, unopened, and ask the class to instruct you how to make a PBJ. Follow their instructions literally, as a computer would, and much hilarity will ensue. Hopefully, it will help them understand the idea that computer don't "know" anything except what they are told.


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Re^2: OT: Teaching Second Graders Programming
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Mar 27, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
    hominid,
    I love it. Unless someone suggests something better, I will probably go with this for during the presentation and include the "secret message" in the hand-outs for working on later. Depending on how many adult/teacher aids are in the class with me, I may also try the live bubble sort but breaking down the class into groups so there is no more than 6 in each group.

    Cheers - L~R

      If you do have the groups sorted and there's still some time left, you may merge-sort them together :-)

      Jenda
      Enoch was right!
      Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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