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Example Lessons for Integrated Computational Thinking

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¡3…2…1…acción! Comparing Scratch to a telenovela

Students are introduced to programming and examine storytelling elements in the context of telenovelas, Spanish language soap operas. Using acting, scripts, and programming students compare elements of acting to Scratch and examine the telenovela script to identify where elements exist within the Scratch programming scripts. Source: PiLa CS Educator Resources

1s, 10s, 100s Microworld

Students explore place value using a programming microworld. Using repeat loops, students explore expanded notation and rounding and adjusting through a series of guided explorations. Source: EDC Math + Programming

3D Printer House Challenge

Students collaborate to develop a 3D model of a house using a 3D modeling program. Using decomposition and abstraction, students identify the client needs and the parts of their 3D model. Source: K-8 Integrated CS CT Lessons

5th Grade Computational Thinking in Science

Students use computational thinking skills to understand systems such as how animals get energy, ecosystems, and how plants get the energy they need to grow. Students create animations in Scratch modeling the processes. Source: K-8 Integrated CS CT Lessons

Action Fractions: 3rd Grade Materials

A cohesive set of unplugged and computer-based lessons integrating computational thinking into 3rd grade math lessons about fractions. The Action Fractions curriculum includes lesson, assessments, and a culminating project. Source: Action Fractions

Action Fractions: 4th Grade Materials

A cohesive set of unplugged and computer-based lessons integrating computational thinking into 4rd grade math lessons about fractions. The Action Fractions curriculum includes lesson, assessments, and a culminating project. Source: Action Fractions

Advanced Beebots

Students sequence a robot (Beebots) to move to the location of different things that animals need to survive (e.g. food, air, water, shelter) based on a narrative story. Source: KIPP K-4 Amplify+ CT Units

Algorithms and Society

Students interpret a constitutional amendment through the lens of four well-known algorithms or methods of interpretation used in the Judicial Branch. Source: iCT Computational Thinking Building Blocks

American Food: Past and Present

By examining data and data visualizations, students will learn about how food in North America has changed over time. Source: Bootstrap & KIPP: Data Science in Social Studies

Analyze Texts Through Computational Methods: Conduct a Mixed Analysis

Students analyze A Midsummer Night’s Dream using the web application Voyant Tools, to make predictions about the text and compose a mixed literary analysis by reading an excerpt from the text and supporting claims with quantitative evidence. Source: iCT Computational Thinking Building Blocks

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