Computational Thinking - Computer Science - STRETCh Instructor A STRETCh Instructor must include computational thinking skills into their curriculum. Google has an excellent resource to begin exploring this concept. Click on the image below to learn more. Girls LOVE to create characters! One of the most successful ways to encourage computational thinking skills is to incorporate computer programming INTO the curriculum. View this ISTE - SIGCT webinar (10-18-2012) to learn more! Or the 2012 Global Education Conference: In this project above, students from a 6th grade language arts class made virtual board games of their verb unit. These students used Scratch - developed by MIT and the Kindergarten Learning Lab. Once the students are taught beginning programming skills, this gives them the option of creating a product other than a PowerPoint, Prezi, ToonDoo, Xtranormal commercial or various other technology enhanced products. 3rd grade project on Sir Lanka
Scratch Curriculum Guide Draft A design-based introduction to computational thinking with Scratch This Scratch curriculum guide provides an introduction to creative computing with Scratch, using a design-based learning approach. The guide is organized as a series of twenty 60-minute sessions, and includes session plans, handouts, projects, and videos. introduction arts stories games final project You can download the full, current draft of the curriculum guide below - available in both pdf and doc formats. The guide was developed to be both subject-neutral and grade-neutral to accommodate different settings for any teacher who wants to support students’ development of computational thinking through explorations with Scratch. We are currently conducting a pilot of the curriculum guide with 11 educators. Now that the guide is launched, we'd love to hear your thoughts on it! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
K-8 programming playground Striving To Reach Every Talented Child & Scratch GPS: Finding your way-Girls Programming in Scratch This website is provided with a wealth of resources in order to help K-8 teachers infuse computer programming INTO their curriculum. You DO NOT have to be a computer expert or know coding to infuse Scratch into your existing curriculum! Family Feud - Personalize your Game and Play on the Web - STRETCh Instructor Here are the directions for creating your own Family Feud game that can be played by your students at any time, from any computer, from any place. It also makes for a great project that students in grades 5-12 can create on their own! The format used is Scratch, which is a FREE program from MIT. Click here to view the game in action: ANSWERS for game on web: (warm-up activity, differentiation, whole brain learning, making connections, engagement, word choice) I have provided step by step directions - everything from downloading the free program onto your computer, the screen shots of the 7 programming blocks you will need to change and directions for uploading your project to the web where your students can play! If you need a video tutorial as well...just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have downloaded the direction sheet. You will absolutely love this one!
K-8 computer programming just heard about a program called Enchanting and Enchanting : Enchanting : Enchanting Enchanting Cards in Multiple Languages Enchanting cards are now available in: Thank you, translators, for your hard work! Enchanting v0.2 is out! Jul 9, 2014 - Enchanting v0.2.4.3 is out and now includes an updated Spanish translation. May 6, 2014 - Enchanting v0.2.4.2 is out, and now includes a Czech translation. Here is a shorter trailer video if you'd prefer. demonstrated in the video. Download Enchanting All available downloads (including the source) Please take a moment to review known Bugs And Workarounds, and look at the Frequently Asked Questions. What is Enchanting? Enchanting is a tool to allow children an easy-to-understand way to program LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots. and BYOB/Snap! , and powered by leJOS NXJ (Java for the NXT). For more details, see the About page. Is it any good? Yes! How do I use it? Try out our brand new Enchanting Cards! , available for the iPad or as an interactive PDF for use on your computer. Knowing how to use Scratch , especially the BYOB manual I have a question