I teach each class for one trimester (12-13 weeks). Below are the major topics that I cover during those weeks. More information to come.
Weeks 1&2 - Code.org
Learn computer science.
Change the world.
Check out the following playlist for my suggestions.
Weeks 3&4 Scratch
After learning to basics on code.org now you can apply your skills on scratch! Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Check out the rest of my playlist to get you started!
Week 5 micro:bit
Get creative, get connected, get coding! The pocket-sized computer transforming the world. MakeCode
Week 6 Google Products
Week 7 Canva
Canva is an online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere.
Week 8 Paper Airplane Contest
Make some paper airplanes, fly them, compare, and compete. FOR MY STUDENTS: Please make sure all paper is taken with you or recycled.
Week 9 WeVideo
The online video editor for all of us. If you're one of my students, we have the paid version (ask me for the code). WeVideo is a great way to get into video editing.
Weeks 10&11 TinkerCAD 3D
Tinkercad is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. They are the ideal introduction to Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
Week 12 Duolingo and Goal Setting