CourseD

Course D

Course D was created for students who read at roughly a third grade level. Angles and mathematical concepts are introduced with helpful videos and hints.

The course begins with a review of the concepts found in Courses A, B, and C. This review helps introduce or refresh basic ideas such as repeat loops and events. Students will develop their understanding of algorithms, nested loops, while loops, conditionals, and events. Lessons on digital citizenship are also included. This course is crafted to build a strong foundation of basic concepts before opening up to a wide range of new and exciting topics.

Lesson 1: Programming: Graph Paper Programming

Unplugged | Programming | Program

  • Warm Up (20 min)
  • Main Activity (20 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Assessment (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

In this lesson, you will program your friend to draw pictures!

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Lesson in Action Video | Worksheet | Assessment | Reflection Journal

Lesson 2: Sequences in Maze

Sequencing | Debugging | Loops | Angry Bird | Collector | Artist | Harvester

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Bridging Activities - Programming (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 min)

This lesson will give you practice in the skills you will need for this course.

Teacher Links: Website | Manipulatives | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 3: Events in Bounce

Event | Bounce

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Ever wish you could play video games in school? In this lesson, you will get to make your own!

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 4: Nested Loops

Nested Loops | Loops | Bee | Maze

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)

Loops inside loops inside loops. What does this mean? This lesson will teach you what happens when you place a loop inside another loop.

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 5: Nested Loops in Artist

Nested Loops | Loops | Artist

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Extended Learning

More nested loops! This time, you get to make some AMAZING drawing with nested loops.

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal Student Links: Student Handout | Student Video

Lesson 6: Nested Loops with Frozen

Loop | Nested Loop | Frozen

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

Now that students know how to layer their loops, they can create so many beautiful things. This lesson will take students through a series of exercises to help them create their own portfolio-ready images using Anna and Elsa's excellent ice-skating skills!

Teacher Links: Reflection Journal | Lesson Recommendations | Website

Lesson 7: Debugging Unplugged: Relay Programming

Unplugged | Relay Programming | Algorithms

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Main Activity (15 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Assessment (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Remember at the beginning of the course when you made drawings with code? In this lesson, you will be working with a team to do something very similar!

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Teacher Prep Guide | Assessment | Reflection Journal

Lesson 8: Debugging in Collector

Debugging | Bug | Collector | Laurel

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Bridging Activities - Debugging (15 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)

Have you ever run into problems while coding? In this lesson, you will learn about the secrets of debugging. Debugging is the process of finding and fixing problems in your code.

Teacher Links: Website | Manipulatives | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 9: While Loops in Farmer

While Loops | Loops | Farmer

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Extended Learning

Loops are so useful in coding. This lesson will teach you about a new kind of loop: while loops!

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 10: If/Else: Conditionals with Cards

Conditionals | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (20 min)
  • Main Activity (20 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Assessment (5 min)
  • Extended Learning

It's time to play a game where you earn points only under certain conditions!

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Lesson in Action Video | Teacher Prep Guide | Assessment | Assessment Video | Reflection Journal

Lesson 11: Conditionals in Bee

Conditional | Bee | Maze

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Bridging Activity - Conditionals (15 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Extended Learning

Now that you understand conditionals, it's time to program Bee to use them when collecting honey and nectar.

Teacher Links: Website | Manipulatives | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 12: Conditionals & Loops in Maze

Conditional | Loop | Maze | Angry Bird | Zombie

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Extended Learning

You can do some amazing things when you use conditionals and loops together!

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 13: Conditionals & Loops in Farmer

Conditional | Loop | Farmer

  • Warm Up (5 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)

It's not always clear when to use each conditional. This lesson will help you get practice deciding what to do.

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 14: Digital Citizenship: Practicing

Common Sense Education | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (15 min)
  • Main Activity (35 - 40 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Assessment (5 min)
  • Extended Learning

Some information is not safe to share online. This lesson will help you learn the difference between safe and private information.

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Manipulatives | Assessment | Website | Reflection Journal | Resource List

Lesson 15: Build a Play Lab Game

Play Lab | Event

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (15 min)
  • Extended Learning

This lesson will guide you through making your very own video game.

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal

Lesson 16: Beyond Programming: Binary

Binary | Unplugged

  • Warm Up (10 min)
  • Main Activity (20 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 min)
  • Assessment (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Learn how computers store pictures using simple ideas like on and off.

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Worksheet | Assessment | Reflection Journal

Lesson 17: Binary Artist

Binary | Artist

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

This series of online lessons will have students learning to make images using on and off.

Teacher Links: Website

Lesson 18: Building a Foundation

Unplugged | Persistence | Frustration

  • Warm Up (20 min)
  • Main Activity (30 min)
  • Wrap Up (10 min)
  • Extended Learning

Teacher Links: Teacher Video | Lesson in Action Video | Teacher Prep Guide

Lesson 19: Loops in Artist

Loop | Artist

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

Teacher Links: Website | Lesson Recommendations | Reflection Journal