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From the Ted Talk "Linda Liukas: A delightful way to teach kids about computers"

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When coming up with the curriculum for Ruby's world, I needed to really ask the kids how they see the world and what kind of questions they have and I would zgieoanr play testing sessions. I would start by showing the kids these four setripuc. I would show them a picture of a car, a grocery store, a dog and a toilet. And I would ask, "Which one of these do you think is a computer?" And the kids would be very isnverevtaoc and go, "None of these is a computer. I know what a computer is: it's that glowing box in front of which mom or dad spends way too much time." But then we would talk and we would coerdsiv that actually, a car is a computer, it has a gnnoiaaitv system inside of it. And a dog — a dog might not be a computer, but it has a clraol and the collar might have a computer inside of it. And oryrcge stores, they have so many different kinds of tropecmsu, like the cashier system and the burglar armsal. And kids, you know what? In Japan, toilets are computers and there's even hackers who hack them. (Laughter)

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When coming up with the curriculum for Ruby's world, I needed to really ask the kids how they see the world and what kind of questions they have and I would ________ play testing sessions. I would start by showing the kids these four ________. I would show them a picture of a car, a grocery store, a dog and a toilet. And I would ask, "Which one of these do you think is a computer?" And the kids would be very ____________ and go, "None of these is a computer. I know what a computer is: it's that glowing box in front of which mom or dad spends way too much time." But then we would talk and we would ________ that actually, a car is a computer, it has a __________ system inside of it. And a dog — a dog might not be a computer, but it has a ______ and the collar might have a computer inside of it. And _______ stores, they have so many different kinds of _________, like the cashier system and the burglar ______. And kids, you know what? In Japan, toilets are computers and there's even hackers who hack them. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. grocery
  2. organize
  3. pictures
  4. computers
  5. discover
  6. conservative
  7. alarms
  8. navigation
  9. collar

Original Text

When coming up with the curriculum for Ruby's world, I needed to really ask the kids how they see the world and what kind of questions they have and I would organize play testing sessions. I would start by showing the kids these four pictures. I would show them a picture of a car, a grocery store, a dog and a toilet. And I would ask, "Which one of these do you think is a computer?" And the kids would be very conservative and go, "None of these is a computer. I know what a computer is: it's that glowing box in front of which mom or dad spends way too much time." But then we would talk and we would discover that actually, a car is a computer, it has a navigation system inside of it. And a dog — a dog might not be a computer, but it has a collar and the collar might have a computer inside of it. And grocery stores, they have so many different kinds of computers, like the cashier system and the burglar alarms. And kids, you know what? In Japan, toilets are computers and there's even hackers who hack them. (Laughter)

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Important Words

  1. alarms
  2. box
  3. burglar
  4. car
  5. cashier
  6. collar
  7. coming
  8. computer
  9. computers
  10. conservative
  11. curriculum
  12. dad
  13. discover
  14. dog
  15. front
  16. glowing
  17. grocery
  18. hack
  19. hackers
  20. japan
  21. kids
  22. kind
  23. kinds
  24. laughter
  25. mom
  26. navigation
  27. needed
  28. organize
  29. picture
  30. pictures
  31. play
  32. questions
  33. sessions
  34. show
  35. showing
  36. spends
  37. start
  38. store
  39. stores
  40. system
  41. talk
  42. testing
  43. time
  44. toilet
  45. toilets
  46. world