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Algorithm Deli
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In this unplugged lesson, students will learn how to develop algorithms and the importance of providing specific instructions while making a simple deli sandwich. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.  

Subject:
Computer Science
Reading
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/16/2020
Algorithm Escape
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In this unplugged lesson, students learn the importance of specific and detailed language when "coding a robot". This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/19/2020
Algorithm Monster (Unplugged)
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In this unplugged CS lesson, students will learn the importance of giving detailed directions when sharing ideas. This transfers to programming when students are told that when they provide instructions to the computer, they too need to be detailed and specific. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Reading
Visual Art
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/15/2020
Algorithm Picture Lesson
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The goal of this activity is to build critical thinking skills and excitement for Computer Science / Computational Thinking, while laying a foundation of fundamental programming concepts. By scaffolding basic concepts like sequencing and algorithms in an unplugged activity, students who are intimidated by computers can still build a foundation of understanding. In this lesson, students will learn how to develop an algorithm and encode it into a program.By "programming" one another to draw pictures, students experience some of the core concepts of programming in a fun and accessible way. The class will start by having students view a video of a simple program demonstrating how to develop instructions for building a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students will start with simple shapes, and progress to the coding of a specific drawing that other students will then try to replicate (“running the program”). If there is a desire to have a more of a Math slant on the lesson, the drawing could take place on graph paper. Students would then use the coordinates to complete the drawing. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Algorithms and Programming
Business and Information Technology
English
Health/Physical Education
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Michael Speidel
Sharon Brandon
Date Added:
10/13/2020
Alien Travel Agency Scratch Project
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In this Scratch project, students will use what they learned about planets to code a solar system within Scratch.This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
01/15/2021
Animal Habitats (Scratch Jr.) Lesson
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In this lesson, students will demonstrate animals needs within a habitat within Scratch Jr. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/15/2020
Bee Bot Circus
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In this lesson, students use the Bee Bots to move throughout their space. If Bee Bots are inaccessible, the lesson can be adapted by using the online coding platform. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Reading
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/19/2020
Binary Bracelets
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One of the fundamental computer science concepts is that everything we do on a computer is really just bits turning on and off. Even though this sounds simple, it can be a concept that is hard to grasp. This activity brings the binary concept to life through math and the creation of binary bracelets.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kim Wilkens
Date Added:
02/29/2020
Binary Vocbulary
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In this lesson, students will learn how computers communicate using binary code.This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/16/2020
Boredom Buster DL Hyperdoc
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In this week 1 of 6 hyperdocs, students are presented a problem and solve it through the use of one of the Computational Thinking strategies. This lesson is designed with K-5 in mind, and can be adapted to meet the needs of any classroom.Week 1 Problem: James has just learned that he has to stay inside for a few weeks and can’t play with his friends. He has an iPad, but his mom said he can only have it for 30 minutes a day. He also has toys, but says he is bored of them and has nothing fun to do. His mom said he could have anything in her craft room, but he doesn’t know what to do with the boxes, string, fabric, tape, sticks, and paint.  What can James do to make his day fun?This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.   

Subject:
Computer Science
Reading
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/19/2020
Building Cryptosystems
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This video module presents an introduction to cryptography - the method of sending messages in such a way that only the intended recipients can understand them. In this very interactive lesson, students will build three different devices for cryptography and will learn how to encrypt and decrypt messages. There are no prerequisites for this lesson, and it has intentionally been designed in a way that can be adapted to many audiences. It is fully appropriate in a high school level math or computer science class where the teacher can use it to motivate probability/statistics or programming exercises. nteractive lesson, students will learn to build the cryptography devices and will learn how to send and ''crack'' secret messages.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Daniel J. Sturtevant
Date Added:
05/24/2019
Building Models in Computational Thinking
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In this professional development presentation, educators learn about Building Models (1 of the 7 components of Computational Thinking, according the Ignite My Future platform). This presentation can be used by individuals to learn about them, or used to present to others. The video is a recording of one of the sessions provided to teachers through a 7 week series of "CT Parties".Within this resource, you will find the presentation slides, a recording, a K-2 and 3-5 lesson to build abstraction skills, and activities to support parents understanding and home use of the strategy. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
11/16/2020
Building Models with Computational Thinking
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In this professional development presentation, educators learn about Building Models (1 of the 7 components of Computational Thinking, according the Ignite My Future platform). This presentation can be used by individuals to learn about them, or used to present to others. The video is a recording of one of the sessions provided to teachers through a 7 week series of "CT Parties".Within this resource, you will find the presentation slides, a recording, a K-2 and 3-5 lesson to build models, and activities to support parents understanding and home use of the strategy. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
01/08/2021
CS Education Week Hyperslides (2020)
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This resources maps out each day and includes resources for both synchronous and asynchronous activities to support CS Education Week. The document also includes a Computer Science word of the day to help promote the integration of the CS SOLs. This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
01/08/2021
Christopher Newport Scratch Lesson
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In this lesson, students will model Christopher Newport's journey of exploration using Scratch. This lesson can be modified to be used with Scratch Jr.This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.

Subject:
Computer Science
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Rebecca Gratz
Shawn DeLuca
Date Added:
10/15/2020