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6th Grade Computer Science Instructional Resources
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Open Educational Resource (OER) LMS course to support the computer science instructional efforts at the middle schools. Teaching resources include video lessons, practice activities, and assessment that are  organized and aaligned to the 6-grade computer science standards of learning. 

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Computer Science
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Activity/Lab
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Lesson
Author:
Keisha Tennessee
Date Added:
09/23/2021
Computer Science Instructional Resources-6th Grade
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Supplemental teaching resources for the 6th grade Standards of Learning for Computer Science.  These teaching resources include video lessons, practice activities and assessments organized by standard.These resources were not developed as a curriculumfor 6thgrade Computer Science, but asa collection of organized resourcesthat educators can choose from and adapt to their learning environments.Teachers can choose what they like or use the resources in a linear learning progression.

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Computer Science
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
Keisha Tennessee
Date Added:
08/09/2021
Instructional Plan: Exploring Tempo with Ozobots
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Students will learn or review the concept of tempo and the appropriate music terminology associated with it. They will show understanding by discussing tempo changes in music, moving their bodies to different tempos, and coding Ozobots to move at different tempos. 

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Music
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Activity/Lab
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VDOE Fine Arts (MM)
VDOE Fine Arts (KB)
Date Added:
01/04/2021
Instructional Plan: Pixel Art Animation
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Students will explore the contemporary technique of Pixel Art- using exaggerated pixel size to emulate the low-resolution aesthetic of Late 80’s/early 90’s video games. Using a free image-editing and animation application, student can create their own pixelized version of an everyday inanimate object and then animate their image.

Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
VDOE Fine Arts (KB)
VDOE Fine Arts (MM)
Date Added:
12/04/2020
K-12 Computer Science Course Opportunities in Virginia
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Computer Science skills are essential in today’s society. The development of these skills in grades K-12 is a critical component of preparing graduates for entry into the workforce or to pursue higher education coursework.  In order to prepare students with these skills, the Virginia Department of Education has a variety of different coursework options that students may choose in preparation for careers and higher education.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Anne Petersen
Date Added:
12/09/2020
Life Cycle Sequencing
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This lesson can be taught during a science lesson, as it relates to Science K.7b. It also relates to other core curriculum (English K.8e beginning, middle, and end; Science K.1 observing and investigating; Math K.13 patterns; K.9 patterns in nature; History K.1c sequencing events) and could be modified and integrated there, as well.

Subject:
Computer Science
Algorithms and Programming
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Keisha Tennessee
Date Added:
09/23/2021
Sequencing Our Daily Schedules
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An algorithm is a set of instructions that are followed to complete a task. Instructions have steps that must be followed and these steps have an organized sequence. This lesson can be taught during a math lesson, as it relates to Math K.13. It also relates to other core curriculum (English K.8e beginning, middle, and end; Science K.1 observing and investigating; K.7b life cycles, K.9 patterns in nature; History K.1c sequencing events) and could be modified and integrated there, as well.

Subject:
Computer Science
Algorithms and Programming
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Keisha Tennessee
Date Added:
09/23/2021