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TEACHING CORE SKILLS USING A LESSON PLAN

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Education Redefining team, Nigeria (TOSSE 2017)

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10 reasons robots cannot replace Teachers.

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During the industrial revolution machines took over jobs from humans and later expanded our capacity to accommodate more humans into these industries. And now in the information age history is back again to haunt employees in most sectors of various economies, as robots are warming up to the challenge of displacing the human workforce.
 Just recently Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates came up with a brilliant idea of robots paying a kind of income tax, if allowed to displace the human workforce; which I believe would become a policy in the right direction to be adopted ASAP.
Years back in my high school days, I saw the Class 1999 movie, where robots were employed to replace teachers who could no longer handle students that had converted their school into a stronghold for gangsters. The robots brought extreme order in chaos and the result was the extermination of non-compliant students by the robots that had gone out of the programming control of the authorities.
A list of twenty employmen…

Small Basic Calculator Apps.

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Introduction to Calculator Apps challenge: The Calculator apps for math formulas challenge by Ashiedu Jude, sourced inspirations from the Computer Science Education Week: csedweek.org, Hour of Code: code.org and Microsoft Small Basic, as an initiative to encourage computer programming at an early age for students. And to improve the quality of education as part of the Sustainable Development Global Goals. Professional development programmes with Connecting classrooms/Core skills/International Schools Award programme by the British Council, Microsoft in Education, Hack the classroom, Edmodo and Skype in the classroom, broadened my horizon.  
However, the Calculator app challenge takes a different approach, the prominent idea that allow students write codes for math formulas they used in their math classes. Which will provide them the added advantage of creating a software alternative to what they do manually.
Skills learnt by students using this approach are problem solving with algorithm…