PreExpress

Pre Express

Pre-Express was developed with early and pre-readers in mind. Tailored to a novice reading level, this course also assumes limited knowledge of shapes and numbers.

Pre-Express closely parallels Courses A and B in a single course. Students will learn the basics of programming, collaboration techniques, investigation and critical thinking skills, persistence in the face of difficulty, and internet safety. At the end of this course students will create their very own custom game from Play Lab that they can share with a link.

Sequencing

Lesson 1: Learn to Drag and Drop

Sequencing

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Preview Online Puzzles (5 min)
  • Main Activity (20 - 30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extension Activities

Teacher Links: Teacher Video Student Links: Reflection Journal | Student Video | Emotion Images

Lesson 2: Sequencing with Scrat

Sequencing

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Previewing Online Puzzles as a Class (10 - 15 min)
  • Main Activity (20 - 30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extension Activities

Student Links: Emotion Images | Student Video | Reflection Journal

Lesson 3: Programming with Angry Birds

Sequencing

  • Warm Up: Preview Programming in Maze (3 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Lesson 4: Programming with Rey and BB-8

Sequencing

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 5: Programming with Harvester

Sequencing

  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 6: Spelling Bee

Sequencing

  • Getting Started
  • Activity
  • Extended Learning

Loops

Lesson 7: Loops with Scrat

Loops

  • Online Foundation: Preview Loops in Ice Age
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 8: Loops with Laurel

Loops

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Online Foundation: Preview Loops in Collector
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 9: Ocean Scene with Loops

Loops

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)

Teacher Links: Video Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 10: Drawing Gardens with Loops

Loops

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal


Events

Lesson 11: On the Move with Events

Events

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Events (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal

Lesson 12: A Royal Battle with Events

Events

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Events (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (5 - 10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Student Links: Emotion Images | Reflection Journal