Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 3 Course B Lesson 1: Move It, Move It (2018)

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Computer Science Fundamentals Unit 3 Course B Lesson 1: Move It, Move It (2018)

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https://curriculum.code.org/csf-18/courseb/1/

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Overview:

This lesson will prepare students mentally for the coding exercises that they will encounter over the length of this course. In small teams, students will use physical activity to program their classmates to step carefully from place to place until a goal is achieved.

By using physical movement to program their classmates, students will run into issues and emotions similar to what they will feel when they begin coding on a computer. Encountering those stresses in a playful and open environment will help to alleviate intensity and allow students to practice necessary skills before they run into problems on their own.

Students will be able to:
- Define a list of steps (algorithm) to get a friend from their starting position to their goal.
- Translate a list of steps into a series of physical actions.
- Identify and fix errors in the execution of an algorithm.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
1) Classify and sort information into logical order with and without a computer.

Examples: Sort by shape, color, or other attribute; sort A-Z.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
2) Order events into a logical sequence or algorithm.

Examples: Unplugged coding activities, sequence of instruction.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
3) Construct elements of a simple computer program in collaboration with others.

Examples: Block programming, basic robotics, unplugged programming.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
19) Identify and revise problem-solving strategies to solve a simple problem.

Examples: Scientific method, visual images or mind pictures, look for patterns, systematic list.

Tags: algorithm, debug, problem solving
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