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I'm trying to help a co-worker who is having a challenge, but I've never taught computers, so I'm unsure how to help. I teach elementary school. She teaches middle school and also 11th and 12th grade, and several of her students consistently finish early. She's a first year teacher and doesn't know what to have the students do when they finish an assignment early. I've never taught her subject matter before so I'm at a bit of a loss. She's currently letting them practice typing if they finish early. I think it would be useful if she had a plan for her higher acheiving students. Right now, I think she's coming up with things to keep them busy on the spur of the moment. Some differentiation here might help, but as I said, she's new and still learning. If anyone has any ideas to share, I would really appreciate it.
MrsNewton One option would be to let them work on self-paced tutorials in code.org.

On 11/30/16, bgmx wrote: > I'm trying to help a co-worker who is having a challenge, > but I've never taught computers, so I'm unsure how to > help. I teach elementary school. She teaches middle > school and also 11th and 12th grade, and several of her &g...See More
Dec 7, 2016
Mitch I'm not big on "busy work". I don't want my students coloring, doing cross-word puzzles/word searches, or drawing. My first "go to" is to have the student become a class helper. IF another student is having issues with a part of the assignment, they can call on their classmate who is "done" before asking me for help. O...See More
Feb 15


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