with Leigh Ann Yoder
Programming with Terrapin Logo
We wrapped up our semester and our unit on telling computers what to do with some hands-on programming. I introduced the students to a programming language called Terrapin Logo. Logo is a full-featured programming language designed for teaching and learning. With just a ½ hour lesson and some basic commands, all of the students were able to write code and see immediate results. If you or your students would like to learn more about this language, you can visit this web-site.
It was a great opportunity to see the students apply their skills in such a fun and tangible way! I believe everyone enjoyed programming the turtle. Several of the students had used Logo in the past, and were able to share even more ideas with the class.
Programming in small groups can be both a socially and academically rewarding experience for many teens. If your student is excited about programming I would be happy to make recommendations on where to go next.
So long, but not farewell!
The CSU students tackled many complex topics this semester and did a wonderful job both in and out of the classroom. They should each be very proud of themselves and confident in their critical thinking skills. I will miss the CSU students, but I am also looking forward to working with the Young Inventors next semester. I hope I continue to see you all in the Mosaic halls!