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Give your students a boost in learning this in-demand skill. Explore the basics of coding including functions, loops, conditionals and de-bugging through both plugged and unplugged activities.
Major Concepts to Be Explored:
- What is coding and why is it important?
- How is coding related to technology such as cell phones, computers, video games, etc.?
- What is computer science? What is a programmer?
- What is an algorithm?
- What are bugs and how do programmers fix them?
21st Century Skills:
Participants will be able to:
Communicate by sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions
Collaborate by working together to reach a goal – putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work
Think critically by looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines
Create, innovate, and invent by trying new approaches when presented with a challenge
Goals of the Workshop:
Students will be able to:
Understand what coding is and why it is important
Understand what a programmer does
Complete a variety of coding activities
Find and fix bugs in code
Methods and Activities:
- Students will learn about the importance of coding.
- Students will participate in both “plugged” and “unplugged” coding activities.
Code, Program, Programmer, Algorithm, Loop, Conditional, Bug, Debug, Variable, Function
Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
Preference is a large room with tables for students to work in small groups (approx. 4 students/table).
Access to at least 4 outlets.
Strong Wi-Fi is preferred but not required.
Approximate set-up time is 1 hour.
Approximate clean-up time is 30 min.
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- Grades 3 - 5
- Duration: 6 one-hour sessions
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- maximum 25 students
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