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Walk students through clicking on links in Java Docs

Walk students through clicking on links in Java Docs to figure out unknown words and concepts (like iterable) by exploring the detailed explanation; plus the AP test expects students to read Java Docs online. (Originally posted on CS Teaching Tips)

Model how to read a Java API for students by showing how you would click on the names of classes and interfaces you don’t know to investigate what methods they have.

Prompt students to explain what a particular method shown in the Java API returns.

Have students write on a piece of paper how they would call this method.

 

Originally posted on CS Teaching Tips from an interview with Elissa Redmiles.

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