Students play a little game to catch germs. Then they sort them into like groups. Then they complete the building of a bar graph.
Students will take a sequence of events or steps for some process and create an algorithm. This could apply to any content area. They will display the algorithm in flowchart form. This activity can be modified for all grade levels and content areas.
All children should have a chance to learn about algorithms, how to make an app and how coding is the drive to how everything works.Students love characters and this activity will give them a chance to create their own character by coding with the x & y axis.
Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! Coding with robots is great fun!! Students use block coding iPad apps to control their robots. Students will have a ball designing, testing theories and refining their code to create paths for the robots to follow.
Scratch Jr. is an app where children can program their own stories and games. They learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively.
How does Google design their logo? You will become the creator and code your way to a new Google Logo using Scratch.
Using Kodable students will learn about sequence and algorithms and use code to direct classmates during a fun game that gets the class moving.
Computational thinking is a powerful skill that students need to learn. The benefits of being a good logical thinker and problem solver will help in school and in the workplace. To begin, students need to recognize patterns and sequences, create algorithms (step-by-step instructions or formulas) and devise logic for finding and fixing errors. A great place to start are puzzles! Students love to solve puzzles and it helps develop reasoning skills useful for programming, computer science, and anything they might do.
Fifth grade task cards for all seven MITECS and ISTE Standards for Students
Fourth grade task cards for all seven MITECS and ISTE Standards for Students
Third grade task cards for all seven MITECS and ISTE Standards for Students
Would You Rather Math is a website that contains fun math challenges that students can solve. A picture is presented with a math task and a question that begins with, Would you rather?”. A worksheet is available for problem-solving. Students justify their answer with mathematics. This is a perfect website for math centers and can be used at different grade levels other than 4th. Can be used at 3rd grade on up depending on the skill level of the students.