Unit 4 - Putting it all together part 1 - Granata

I created a lesson plan on teaching students about parallel and series circuits. This electricity plan is part of a larger unit study on electricity and magnetism, which leads to binary communication and the ASCII alphabet, progressing to learning to code in Scratch or Python.

I include this as my submission despite the lack of coding or robots because education technology is about more than programming software and playing with robotics - it's about choosing wisely when integrating technology to classroom settings. We have all read and learned about the hazards of throwing technology at a problem for technology sake, and I believe this lesson uses technology to reinforce the lesson goals and core concepts, offering students a chance to explore the topic with some depth and develop understanding, before applying the skills they learn to real life situations.

I am using a modified version of this lesson with my special education class which has 6, 7, and 8 grade students combined and it is proving effecting in keeping students engaged and excited about the next class/lesson, which is a challenge with such a diverse group of learners.

Click on the PDF below to view the lesson plan.

Granata - Electrical Circuit Lesson Plan

Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2019

Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2019

Here is the online home for CS for Teachers at Pace University for Spring 2019.

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