This semester’s swag is motivated by Rubber Duck Debugging: rubber ducks tagged for our software engineering program. They have been a great way to talk about how describing a problem out loud helps you understand it in ways that thinking alone never does.
To learn more about Rubber Duck Debugging, check out
https://rubberduckdebugging.com/ – a great example of a description of a valuable technique told with appropriate, nerdy humor!
Our students have taken to their ducks pretty quickly! They have named them and some carry them around. We have also put some in the classrooms for general use as shared pets!