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ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 7)
Title: SciGirls: Code Creators
URL: https://d43fweuh3sg51.cloudfront.net/media/media_files/0cddb162-a299-4139-819e-27d05747367f/429b6338-ec4c-4ecb-9afb-56e55639bb7c.pdf
Description:

Are you ready to code a computer program, but not sure where to start? Write pseudocode! Computer programmers often start projects by using everyday language to write out what they want to happen in their code--this is called pseudocode. Students will write their own pseudocode in this activity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: Boolean Logic & Logic Gates: Crash Course Computer Science #3
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/boolean-logic-crash-course-cs/boolean-logic-crash-course-cs/
Description:

Today, Carrie Anne is going to take a look at how those transistors we talked about during the last episode can be used to perform complex actions. With just two states, on and off, the flow of electricity can be used to perform a number of logical operations, which are guided by a branch of mathematics called Boolean Algebra. We’re going to focus on three fundamental operations - NOT, AND, and OR - and show how they were created in a series of really useful circuits. These simple electrical circuits lay the groundwork for our much more complex machines.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 8)
Description:

In each of the “Create your own Google logo” activities, students code and design their own versions of the Google logo. These activities introduce students to computer science and the programming language Scratch. These activities are most appropriate for students ages 9-14 and take 15-60 minutes to run.

Be sure to review the Materials tab for the lesson plan, starter guide, and more.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 6 Chapter 1 Lesson 9: Make a Game (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd6-2018/stage/9/puzzle/1
Description:

Students take what they've learned through Unit 6 Chapter 1 and develop an app of their own design that uses the circuit board to output information.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 6 Chapter 2 Lesson 16: Prototype an Innovation (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd6-2018/stage/16/puzzle/1?section_id=1888730
Description:

Students, working with a partner or team will brainstorm physical devices they wish to prototype. Students have the option to design a new creation or recreate a device they have found in the "real world". Students will complete a planning guide to determine the resources (physical and digital) they will need to create their prototype. Students will design a user interface (typically an app or circuit board) that may control some output device (like a circuit board). It will be necessary for students to develop pseudocode or algorithms to aid in the coding process. Students will need to complete the problem-solving process during this lesson plan which will include testing a revising the prototype.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 2 Lesson 21: Using the Game Design Process (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/21/puzzle/1
Description:

In this multi-day lesson, the class uses the problem-solving process from Unit 1 to create a platform jumper game. After looking at a sample game, the class defines what their games will look like and uses a structured process to build them. Finally, the class reflects on how the games could be improved and implements those changes.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 2 Lesson 22: Project - Design a Game (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/22/puzzle/1
Description:

The class plans and builds original games using the project guide from the previous two lessons. Working individually or in pairs, the class plans, develops, and gives feedback on the games. After incorporating the peer feedback, the class shares out the completed games.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 1 Lesson 10: Booleans Unplugged (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/10/puzzle/1
Description:

This lesson introduces Boolean values and logic, as well as conditional statements. The class starts by playing a simple game of Stand Up, Sit Down in which the Boolean (true/false) statements describe personal properties (hair or eye color, clothing type, age, etc). The class then groups objects based on increasingly complex Boolean statements then looks at how conditionals can impact the flow of a program.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 7)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 1 Lesson 11: Conditionals (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/11/puzzle/1
Description:

The class starts by using Booleans to compare the current value of a sprite property with a target value, using that comparison to determine when a sprite has reached a point on the screen, grown to a given size, or otherwise reached a value using the counter pattern. After using Booleans directly to investigate the values or sprite properties, the class adds conditional if statements to write code that responds to those Boolean comparisons.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 1 Lesson 13: Other Forms of Input (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/13/puzzle/1
Description:

The class continues to explore ways to use conditional statements to take user input. In addition to the simple keyDown() command learned yesterday, the class learns about several other keyboard input commands as well as ways to take mouse input.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 2 Lesson 15: Velocity (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/15/puzzle/1
Description:

After a brief review of how the counter pattern is used to move sprites, the class is introduced to the properties that set velocity and rotation speed directly. As they use these new properties in different ways, they build up the skills they need to create a basic side scroller game.

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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6 - 8)
Title: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 3 Chapter 1 Lesson 14: Project - Interactive Card (18-19)
URL: https://studio.code.org/s/csd3-2018/stage/14/puzzle/1
Description:

In this cumulative project for Chapter 1, the class plans for and develops an interactive greeting card using all of the programming techniques they've learned to this point.

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ALEX Classroom Resources: 12