The Role of ChatGPT in Introductory Programming Courses

Introduction Programming education is on the cusp of a major transformation with the emergence of large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT. These AI systems have demonstrated impressive capabilities in generating, explaining, and summarizing code, leading to proposals for their integration into coding courses. Aligning with ISTE Standard 4.1e for coaches, which urges the “connection of …

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Teaching Computer Science with Minecraft

Introduction to Minecraft Minecraft is currently one of the most popular games of 2023, boasting over 140 million monthly active users, according to searchlogistics.com. Despite this popularity, many players overlook that Minecraft offers an engaging and immersive environment for learning terminal commands, programming basics, computational thinking, and even artificial intelligence. In this blog post, I …

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The Pros and Cons of Autograders in Programming Courses

Programming courses typically require assignments where students write code to fulfill specific specifications. In such courses, an autograder serves as an automated tool designed to assess student code submissions by conducting input and output tests. Autograders have been in existence since the inception of computer science as a field of study (Hollingsworth, 1960). More recently, …

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ISTE Standards for Coaches

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Promoting the 6C’s of Education through Digital Technologies in Higher Education

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those…

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Technology in Higher Education: How does the technology support students’ academic writing?

Learning in higher education involves adapting to new ways of…

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Instructional Coaching Reflection, Digital Literacy

This quarter I’ve had the opportunity to dust off some of my classroom teaching skills and come alongside a friend and fellow teacher to help her think critically about a 6th grade nonfiction English/Language Arts unit she’ll be teaching this Fall. In this unit, which is approximately one month in length (3-4 weeks), 6th grade students …

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How to evaluate coaching success and design a measurement for coaching

I think that the evaluation of coaching is not the only reason to lead the success of coaching. But it is an indispensable part of coaching. Especially in peer coaching will play an essential role in the coach and coachee’s trust and encouragement. In the process, we can continuously evaluate and measure whether coaching meets […]

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