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Binary Code Name
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This lesson is designed to engage students in a meaningful and fun coding experience. Students will experience binary code as they write their name using 0s and 1s in the binary code alphabet.

Subject:
Data and Analysis
Reading
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Julia DiOrio
Date Added:
05/22/2023
BrainPOP Story Map Coding
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This lesson combines ELA story elements and coding on a student-friendly BrainPOP Jr. Platform. Students can take a book they have read and use the BrainPOP Jr. platform for a variety of story map to demonstrate their comprehension of the material chosen.

Subject:
Computer Science
English
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Julia DiOrio
Date Added:
10/03/2023
Bring Writing to Life
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Students will practice their use of dialogue by creating a thrilling story.  They will use Scratch to create sprites and a setting that drives their story with an emphasis on writing proper dialogue.   

Subject:
Computer Science
English
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/03/2023
Choose Your Own Adventure Story
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Create an American Revolution adventure story with your class! Students will be able to step back into time and think of the various perspectives of the American Revolution by creating scenarios the different characters might have gone through.

Subject:
Computer Science
Virginia History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/24/2023
Civil War Planning
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Students will be competing to win a “grant.” Students will be creating a Canva presentation about what battle of the Civil War was the most important. Students should include important dates, people, and details about the specific battle. The students will use a planning paper prior to starting their presentation to create a step-by-step plan for their presentation. Their presentation should give clear information (dates, people, and details) about why the battle site they chose is the most important battle of the Civil War. Students will share the load in their project and split tasks among group members. Each group will be assessed with a rubric.

Subject:
Computer Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/05/2023
Coding Kitchen Safety
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This lesson is designed to engage students in a meaningful and fun coding experience, while investigating sanitation practices, food, and kitchen safety. Students will create an animated story using block-based coding in Scratch. This overarching lesson idea (research – storyboard – code) can be applied to any subject.

Subject:
Computer Science
Family and Consumer Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Julia DiOrio
Date Added:
05/19/2023
Convex Polygons and Sphero Robots
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Students will program a Sphero robot to travel around the exterior of a convex polygon. Students will then use the information in their code to determine the sum of the interior angles in a convex polygon.

Subject:
Computer Science
Measurement and Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/05/2023
Convex Polygons and Sphero Robots
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Students will program a Sphero robot to travel around the exterior of a convex polygon. Students will then use the information in their code to determine the sum of the interior angles in a convex polygon.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
jDiOrio@ycsd.york.va.us
Date Added:
10/10/2023
Fairy Tale Coding
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Students will be able to retell a fairy tale by coding a path using story event pictures. Students will be able to translate an algorithm into a program.

Subject:
Computer Science
Fiction
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/10/2023
Friction Road Racers
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In this lesson, students will experience the force of friction as they use block-based coding to program a Sphero Bot through a maze made up of materials with varying amounts of friction.

Subject:
Computer Science
Force/Motion/Energy
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Julia DiOrio
Date Added:
05/04/2023
Identifying New Technologies and Their Impact
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Students will watch a teacher selected Apple advertisement/video and then identify the various Apple products mentioned in the ad. Students will then discuss how technology has changed the US marketplace and how the advertisement reflects the values of American culture. After discussing the current use of technology in the workplace, students will collaborate and hypothesize what the future of technology and American culture is based on current trends. Essential vocabulary: culture, technology, automation.

Subject:
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Material Type:
Visual Media
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/03/2023
Identifying New Technologies and Their Impact
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Students will watch a teacher selected Apple advertisement/video and then identify the various Apple products mentioned in the ad. Students will then discuss how technology has changed the US marketplace and how the advertisement reflects the values of American culture. After discussing the current use of technology in the workplace, students will collaborate and hypothesize what the future of technology and American culture is based on current trends. Essential vocabulary: culture, technology, automation.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
10/10/2023
Map It, Write It
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In this lesson, students will use the iterative design process to construct a story map for a fictional short story.   

Subject:
Computer Science
English
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/10/2023
Order in the Library (ABC Order)
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In this lesson, students will learn about alphabetical order and how it is used in the library. Students will practice putting call numbers in alphabetical order while coding a Bee Bot to visit each call number in order. 

Subject:
Computer Science
English
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Julia DiOrio
Date Added:
05/24/2023
This Way or That Way? An Introduction to Writing Algorithms for K-1
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Through the use of a choose-your-own-adventure style read aloud, the teacher will guide students to create an algorithm for the story they are creating within the book. This lesson also serves as a basic introduction into the process behind computer programs, including games, when the user makes a decision.

Subject:
Computer Science
English
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrea Lee
Date Added:
10/24/2023