#CSforAll

A Practical Guide to Coding on Campus

bit.ly/TCEApril

April Whitehead

Brazosport ISD

M. Ed., Google Cert. Trainer

Elizabeth Merritt

Brazosport ISD

M. Ed., Google Cert. Trainer

Andres Chavez

Fort Bend ISD

Brazosport ISD

Lake Jackson, Clute, Richwood, Freeport, Jones Creek,

in Brazoria County

19 Campuses, 12K Students

Brazosport ISD Digital Learning Team

Lindsey Blackstock @LBlackstock36

Kristen Leonard @KR_Demland

Christie Burns @ChristieBurnsEd

Misty Wilson @mlwilson83

Cynthia Johansen @mrs_johansen

Nina Gore @NinaGoreEd

Jason Bohac @JasonBohac

Glenn Rankin @GlennRRankin

Elizabeth Merritt @btechieMerritt

Emily Turner @eturner04

Tammie Myers @techedchic

Kevin Gibbons @TEaCH_D1g1tal

Molly Schoener @SchoenerTECHie

Liz Fambrough @lizfambrough

Brandye Roland @brandyeroland

Bronwyn Rumsey @BronwynRumsey

Clute Intermediate (5-8) PLN

My budget is …

ZERO

Google CS First

Grades 3-8

Art/music

Tech apps

ELAR

Google CS First

✔Free materials

✔After-school, club

✔Self-guided

✔Track progress

✗Individual, not pair coding

✗theme-based, not standards based

✗Extended projects

scratch.mit.edu

Google CS First

Hour of Code

Grades PreK-12

Activities for science, math, social studies, arts, computer science

Hour of Code

✔Game-based

✔Wide variety

✔Self-guided

✔No login required

✗Short activities

✗Can’t track progress

Hour of Code

Code.org Curriculum

Code.org Curriculum

Grades PreK-12

Specialized curriculum, good for tech & STEM classes

Code.org Curriculum

✔Comprehensive curriculum

✔Teacher PD included

✔Track progress

✗Not self-guided

BlocksCAD

BlocksCAD

BlocksCAD

Grades 8-12

Math, Engineering, STEM classes, Comp. Sci.

BlocksCAD

✔Blockly coding

✔Create 3D prints

✔Online course for teachers

✗Can be complex

✗ Freemium - pay for extra features

My budget is …

Less than $100

BBC MicroBit

Grades 2-12

All classes!

Starts at

$12 per device

BBC Micro:Bit

✔Sensors, LEDs

✔Easy to code

✔ Works on most devices

✔Comes with curriculum

✗Pieces can be lost

Sphero Mini

Sphero Mini

Grades PreK-12

All classes!

Starts at

$50 per device

Sphero Mini

Sphero Mini

✔ Drawing, block, script coding

✔Sensors, LEDs

✔Mobile/Chromebooks

✔ Curriculum & activities

✗ Fragile

✗ Must open robot to charge

✗ Looks like a toy

CoSpaces.io

Grades 3-12

All classes!

$90 for 30 student accounts

CoSpaces.io

✔ Block code with VR

✔ Assignments

✔ Remix pictures, 3D models, import from Tinkercad

✗ Freemium

✗ Must pay for full coding options

✗ Fiddly

My budget is …

More than $100

Sphero SPRK+

Sphero SPRK+

Grades PreK-12

All classes!

$120 for one robot

Sphero SPRK+

✔ Sensors, LEDs

✔ Water/shockproof

✔ Comes with curriculum & activities

✔ Wireless charging

✗ Price

✗ Looks like toy

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

Grades 6-12

All classes!

$35 for Raspberry Pi 3*

*Need keyboard, monitor, mouse, cables, SD cards, speakers

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

✔ Full-blown computer

✔ Starts at $35

✔ Infinite ways to use/hack/code

✗ Need peripherals to set-up

✗ Complex

Coding & Physical Computing

CS without a Computer

csunplugged.org

Videos for makers and teachers, from April & Brad.

3D printing, coding, drones, VR, digital design and more!

bit.ly/Steamlabs

April’s TCEA Sessions

MON

8-11

Escape the Classroom with GSuite!

Rm 6A

MON

11:30 - 2:30

Paint an iPad Masterpiece!

Rm 9B

TUES

8-9

#CSForAll: A Practical Guide to Coding on Campus

Rm 14

TUES

10:30-11:30

Achieve Your Goals with Google Forms

Ballroom B

WED

3:30-5

Spectacular Stop Motion Movies with Chromebooks

Rm 6A

THURS

11:30-1

Create Your Own Adventure with Google Slides!

Rm 5BC

Brad’s TCEA Sessions

WED

11:30-1:00

Dive into CAD with OnShape!

Rm 10A

THURS

1:30-3:00

Automate Your 3D Printers with OctoPi

Rm 8C

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