Introduction to Coding in the Elementary Grades

with Julie Millan @jsm2272

http://bit.ly/codingjsm


Please feel free to make a copy and take your own notes.

Minds On

Understanding programming and coding in the Elementary Grades


Learning Goals

  • Become familiar with what Coding can look like in the Elementary Grades
  • Consider how you can introduce elements of coding into your classrooms
  • Use block coding to create an object
  • Access additional resources and support

What is the SAMR Model?

What is Computer Science?

What is coding with Scratch?

Scratch Example:  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/97703459/

Action

Create and construct new knowledge of block coding (Scratch)

Your Choice

Hour of Code Activities (Elementary Tab)

http://bit.ly/TDSBHOC

Google CS First Site

https://www.cs-first.com/create

Use Scratch (Online or Software)

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Hour of Code Site http://bit.ly/TDSBHOC (Elementary Tab)

Select one of the web-based activities through Hour of Code

  • Great place to start for beginners


CS First https://www.cs-first.com

  • Click on “Students: Try Now!”
  • Do the High Seas Activity First. Watch every video.
  • Then you can choose any one of the activities to work through



Scratch  Go to https://scratch.mit.edu/ or open the software on your computer

  • Select CREATE and follow the Step-by-Step Guide
  • Scratch Resources


Getting Started with Scratch 2.0

http://bit.ly/1ZU6EVt


Scratch Cards

http://bit.ly/1ZU70LM


Scratch Video Tutorials

http://bit.ly/1ZU7di8

Scratch Jr (iPad App)

For instructions for working with Scratch Jr visit http://bit.ly/scratchjrjsm

Consolidation
Reflecting on learning (e.g., highlighting key concepts, assessing learning)

Discussion questions:

Resources