How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines)

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The good news: you can run your life like a computer runs its schedule. The bad news: computers are not always the best at running their schedules. Learn more about schedulers within operating systems and what happens when something goes wrong—and what we can learn about our own lives from these computer issues.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Show the video during a focus on study skills 
  • Have class members think of other ways that computer science equates to real-life situations
Classroom Considerations
  • Based on Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
  • Uses the scenario of a bartender working at a busy bar, which may not be the best comparison for high schoolers
Pros
  • Animation is engaging
  • Comes with a short comprehension assessment
Cons
  • None