Shanna Leonard teamed up with ITF Libby Ferrell to create stations to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. If you missed #CSEd, you can recreate something similar any time of year. Here is the lesson plan:
First Grade/Second Grade Media Center Lesson Plan
Date: week of December 5-9
Definition of The Hour of Code: The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2016 Computer Science Education Week will be December 5-11, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round.
Video: What is coding? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKhVupvyhKk
Hour of Code Activity Stations
3 Ozobots (Libby will bring 2) TES has 1
Red, black, blue, green markers
Ozobot Code Reference Sheet
Osmo Coding Kit: TES has 1 (Libby will bring 1)
Green Screen Kit
1 copy of Green Screen App Activity Sheet for each student
Green Screen App Activity Sheet
iPads: 3-4 ipads (2 for Osmo), 1 (or 2) iPad(s) for Green Screen
Background photos for Green Screen on individual iPads
Divide class into 3 groups
Station 1: Ozobot
Ozobot Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xFjTXQ8uho
Ozobot is a tiny robot that we use lines, colors, and patterns to program or code. We are needing to practice drawing thick, connected lines, using different colors.
Task: Ozbot is new at Tyro Elementary School. Using the markers, make a map with three different places in the school. Draw thick lines and make sure they are connected.
Station 2: Osmo
Students will use coding pieces and Tangram/Number pieces to code using the Osmo app while working in small groups.
Station 3: Green Screen
Students will create a video, using the scenario: “Pretend you and your classmates created an app to help other students at your school learn. What is the app called? What does it do? How much does the app cost?”
Students will complete the Green Screen App Activity Sheet.
I can define coding and hour of code.
I can code using Ozobot and Osmo.
I can work with classmates to design an educational app.
North Carolina Information and Technology Essential Standards:
National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S)
Profile for Technology Literate Students PK-2
December 5-11 is Computer Science in Education Week. Over the past few years, schools across Davidson County have participated in various ways. But as school librarians, how can we make this apply to what we do? School librarians are uniquely positioned to reach every student in the school helping them access the information and technology they need to be globally competitive.
I've been asked how teaching coding fits in with teaching standards. The Information and Technology Standards from NCDPI (last updated in 2009) don't really apply, however if you check out the ISTE standards for students released just this year, teaching coding makes much more sense.
To download a printable, pdf copy of this poster, click here:
But if people are still asking you "why", share this awesome infographic from Kodable:
For resources on how to get started, click here for Hour of Code.
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