One of the largest road blocks to having K-5 teachers implement computer programming skills is TIME! I have often heard my teachers saying "I just can't add more more thing to the day."
That's why I think that the success of incorporating computer science skills INTO the curriculum is essential! Currently, I am looking at the CCSS and the learning progressions. Using Scratch (www.scratch.mit.edu) - a FREE website, I am working on creating lessons that are aligned to the CCSS in ELA and math.
Please feel free to use the FREE resources and worksheets for the Hour Of code week - December 9th thru December 15th! The worksheets take the Kindergarten student through the process of creating a holiday card through various screen shots.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I'm so excited...
but keep seeing this screen! I've been checking like every 1/2 hour or so! Have a web-based version will be a HUGE benefit to teachers everywhere! No more fighting with the IT guys and downloading the program onto the server!
Stay tuned to the blog as I continually update with more K-8 Coding challenges aligned to the CCSS in math!