#Coding - Languages/English/ESL
When the Hour of Code launched in 2013, I set aside my English curriculum for one day so my eighth graders could experiment with computer coding. There was just one problem: I had never written a line of code in my life! Luckily, the Hour of Code offers more than 200 video tutorials for all…
My entry: Lonliness on Scratch by cs68127 Instructions press space. i recorded my voice reading the poem. Notes and Credits (added by cs68127) credit to @-AquaLotus- for the tree, and idea. i made this poem up a while ago, and recited it during poetry cafe. its called a definition poem.
Fourth in a series of lesson plans introducing Scratch programming and aligning to the Common Core State Standards. I'm hoping to produce content-aligned material so that more teachers feel able to participate in Hour of Code.
Emily Dickinson - A Poet's Life and Scholarly Traits on Scratch by JayfeatherrulesSide
imani and jades project on Scratch by fpms - An example of using Scratch for Biographical writing.
Here's a fun unit plan idea from Karen Randall. At Expo Elementary School, Karen's students made a narrated slideshow as part of a unit on culture. Students went around taking pictures with a digital camera for a couple of days, and documented their lives and interests.
Creative writing with Scratch can take the form of encouraging your students to collaborate on creating a Read-Aloud Scratch book. The idea is to produce a book for preschoolers. The sentences shoudl be short and simple and the story line is left to the students' collective imagination.
In the May 2012 ScratchEd Webinar, Karen Brennan and Michelle Chung from the ScratchEd Team discuss different forms and approaches to assessing students' understandings of computational thinking. During the presentation, Karen shared a definition of "computational thinking" comprised of:
Colin Meltzer and Jennifer Junkin are colleagues at The Carroll School in Lincoln, MA which serves children, grades 1-8, diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Jennifer is the ninth grade math teacher and Colin is the Director of Learning Commons.
This is an over simplified representation of how poisons came to become common ingredients in American food. There is an interactive portion at the end.
This project was the culminating activity for our ELA studies around the novel Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. The objective was for students to use the programming language Scratch to demonstrate their recognition of sequencing, setting, and the theme, When one door closes, another opens. Students worked individually and each chose a different chapter from the book. Each project included step-by-step moves matching the sequence of the story, elements of the setting, and the characters from the assigned chapter. In addition, programming, logical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills were developed.
This lesson teaches students how to assemble a quiz game that reviews content area vocabulary.
Help students practice ELA skills and computational thinking through digital storytelling.
In this activity, participants create interactive collages using images and sounds based on a topic or theme. In addition to making one project in front of the group (Mitch made a project about man on the moon), I also passed out the attached handout. Updated on Thursday, March 24: Next iteration of this handout provides a bit more step-by-step.
Ever heard of an Exquisite Corpse? It's not what you might think. An Exquisite Corpse is an old game in which people write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold it over to conceal part of it and pass it on to the next player to do the same. The game ends when someone finishes the story, which is then read aloud.
This outline goes through the steps of making a simple animation where two sprites interact in a setting. I have used this project to introduce Scratch to children and adults. For adults, it takes about an hour, for students (depending on age) it can take two to three class periods.
This programming project is from Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau's CS202 "Introduction to Computation" course at UW-Madison. The project description includes: an overview for the project, which involves creating an animated music video or poem a set of inspiring example projects suggestions for good documentation practices and evaluation outline.
From Nancy Costa - Here is a link to my award winning Scratch lesson plan featured on Teachnet.org for animating Aesop's Fables. Included are rubrics for evaluating student projects. You may also visit our Animating Aesop's Fables Gallery on the Scratch website.
Christopher Michaud (a music and technology teacher at Nebo Elementary School in Georgia) has created fifteen Scratch projects for elementary school students. He believes that elementary school students should be introduced to computer science using visual programming languages. Projects include simple games, creation of virtual musical instruments, short story animations, and a shape drawing robot. Michaud incorporates aspects of music, art, and language arts into the projects, and reaches out to a wide range of students with diverse interests.
Stories come in many different forms. This collection of handouts includes different story-themed project ideas: A slideshow of pictures and audio narration A conversation between two characters A dynamically created story A multi-scene story I've attached the Scratch projects, as well as the handouts.