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   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 7 :
1) List the sequence of events required to solve problems.

Examples: Tying shoes, making a sandwich, brushing teeth.

[SS2010] LWT (0) 10 :
10 ) Apply vocabulary related to giving and following directions.

Example: locating objects and places to the right or left, up or down, in or out, above or below

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K), Social Studies (K)
Title: Unplugged Coding: Teaching Directional Vocabulary
Description:

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the concept of coding through unplugged activities that require students to (1) give directions, (2) listen and follow directions, and (3) understand and apply knowledge of directional vocabulary such as right, left, up, down, in, out, above, and below. Through the unplugged coding activity, students will create an algorithm, or sequence steps, to complete a maze to gain the skills of completing a task by breaking down a task into smaller steps.The connection with computer coding with the activity is to introduce students to the concept that computers follow directions just as we do. We can use code to communicate with a computer in order to give it directions to complete a task. Through a discussion on how a computer understands the code, students can relate the way a computer understands code to how they understood the directions given to them during the activity to complete the maze.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (0) 18 :
12) Use a variety of digital devices, in both independent and collaborative settings.

Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices.

[DLIT] (0) 7 :
1) List the sequence of events required to solve problems.

Examples: Tying shoes, making a sandwich, brushing teeth.

[DLIT] (0) 11 :
5) Demonstrate appropriate behaviors for working with others responsibly and kindly.

Examples: Face-to-face collaborative groups or interactions, online interactions, role play.

[DLIT] (0) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[MA2019] (0) 19 :
19. Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall sizes.
[ELA2015] (0) 32 :
32 ) Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. [SL.K.2]

[MA2019] (0) 20 :
20. Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").
[MA2019] (0) 18 :
18. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
[ELA2015] (0) 33 :
33 ) Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. [SL.K.3]

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (K), Mathematics (K), English Language Arts (K)
Title: Build It or Bust! Giving Directions and Reflecting With Video
Description:

While students are in pairs and without being able to see each other, student 1 designs and provides oral instructions to student 2 in order for student 2 to recreate a shape and/or structure only student 1 can see. Student 2 can ask clarifying questions, but that is all. This activity builds skills in sequencing, classifying, sorting, orientation, and relative position of objects. It also builds listening skills for oral comprehension and asking and answering concise questions.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.




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