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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hopscotch for Photosynthesis

I got to spend some time in Mrs. Wilson's class at Pioneer Middle School as her kids were showing their learning of the photosynthesis process using the Hopscotch app.  I was amazed at how fast the kids navigated through the app, choosing pieces of code to add to their project, and watching it run in real time to see if it did what they wanted

The most telling part for me was seeing two kids with their hands on the iPad at the same time, almost as if they were doing a dance, completing their task without even getting in each other's way.  They were excited to do what they were doing and the product was driving the process.  They were sharing their learning in a fun and engaging way and the teacher was free to roam around and help students or give encouragement.  I can't wait to explore this app some more.

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