Coding for Kids-A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Teacher guide for teaching elementary school children how to code a story they wrote.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Coding Curriculum: Upper Elementary School

Project #1: Writing and Coding

Writing Code for a Written Story

These coding skills will allow students to bring their written stories to life.

For each session I recommend a 5 minute mini-lesson introducing the new skills (I Do) followed by students demonstrating the skills using a SMART board or projector while you are with them on the carpet for 3-5 minutes (We Do) and ending with 30 minutes of the children working in pairs or independently (You Do) while you circulate and assist. I recommend placing a check next to skills once a student has demonstrated mastery. This will help you assess which students need small-group instruction.

What are the requirements?

  • A reliable internet connection and a computer.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Students/teachers will learn how to code a written story and apply this in their classrooms.
  • Students/teachers will feel comfortable with coding.
  • Implement coding during Writing in their classroom.

What is the target audience?

  • Teachers, Parents, Students, Educators, Anyone Interested in Coding for Kids.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
04:25

Writing Code for a Written Story

Learning coding skills will allow students to bring their written stories to life.

For each session I recommend a 5 minute mini-lesson introducing the new skills (I Do) followed by students demonstrating the skills using a SMART board or projector while you are with them on the carpet for 3-5 minutes (We Do) and ending with 30 minutes of the children working in pairs or independently (You Do) while you circulate and assist them with their work.

06:33

Lesson 1:

1. Login, create and name a new Scratch document.

2. Explore sprites (characters) and backdrops (settings).

3. Select a 1 backdrop and 2 characters for their recess story.

4. Place the characters at their starting points.

5. Have characters move across the screen to desired locations.

07:55

Lesson 2:

1. Set characters at desired angles.

2. Flip character orientation and switch costume.

3. Have character 1 speak to character 2.

4. Have character 2 respond.

5. Change the number of seconds characters speak.

Coding for Kids-Lesson 3-Writing
08:23
Coding for Kids-Lesson 4-Writing
05:18
Coding for Kids-Lesson 5-Writing
06:49
Coding for Kids-Lesson 6-Writing
11:29
Printable Coding Curriculum
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Instructor Biography

Jim Gribble, Coding

I have served as an elementary school teacher for 8 years in public, public/charter and private schools. I grew up in small towns all over the U.S.A. I moved from London, UK to San Francisco, CA, my 20th move, to teach students how to write, type and code their own innovative stories and video games at a school started by the Chief Scientist of Twitter. I wrote the Scratch coding curriculum from scratch and led professional development on elementary school coding with teachers.

My students created Rube Goldberg machines and used design thinking to create new products. My students put on an art sale for Action Against Hunger and learned about hunger issues facing children around the world. They coded an advertisement for this which was broadcast to the whole school and they sold out in 15 minutes.

I am pursuing a Ph.D programs in education and started a tutoring service focused on teaching children how to code stories and video games. I enjoy traveling, boogie boarding and reading in my free time.

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