Savarayalu 8th Grade Class
1430hrs – 1610hrs
We started by sharing what they learned new from last class. Most of them said they had practiced the commands they learned in the previous class. A child said she was able to change backgrounds.
Then I started the class saying that we will be doing something interactive and that we will be learning the commands Sensing(ask, answer) and Operators(=) commands today. I showed the program I had created which asks two simple questions and asks the user to type in the answer. I explained the new commands. The children wrote down what they understood in the notebook. I asked them to create 10 different questions of their own.
The children sat in pairs and started to code. Some were confused when something unaccepted happened when they typed ‘answer’ instead of dragging it from the sensing part. A group had a problem when the strings did not match when they typed the answer. The Principal of the school had a program where she wanted to make two people walk. I spent some time with her also.
The children coded for almost an hour. Most of them did reasonably well. They also saved their work in a separate directory under the shared folder.
We concluded by sharing what we learned today. Some children said that they had learned about operators and sensing. I gave them a homework saying that ‘as an user if I type the wrong answer, the same question should be asked again until I give the correct one and not proceed to the next immediately’.
I would like to be more rigorous in involving more people during our group sharing.