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Title: Algorithms and Sequencing
Digital Tool: code.org
Digital Tool Description: In this learning activity, students will participate in a partner guided “obstacle course” to simulate computer programming. Next, students will discuss how a common activity (making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) requires steps and how the steps can be written as an algorithm. Next, students will take the steps and put them in paragraph form using transition words in relation to sequencing. Last, students will complete a lesson on code.org that requires them to write an algorithm. This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit. 

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Title: Tell the Story
Digital Tool: Storykit IPad app
Digital Tool Description: The Storykit app allows users to create stories using their own pictures, words and text.

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Title: Poppin' Procedural Text
Digital Tool: Prezi
Digital Tool Description: Prezi is an online program used to produce professional quality presentations. The students will use Prezi to create a presentation for an overview of their original procedural text. Using Prezi as a medium to display or present the procedural text helps to address technology standards as well as writing and language standards. 


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