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    • Gerald Ardito

      Unit 4 – Break It to Make It: Learning about maker spaces through robotics ADVANCED

      Welcome! We are going to spend a few  weeks learning how to program robots and then show off what we know in a competition. For this unit we are using the Edison Robot which is pretty easy to program, but which is also capable of doing some very complex things. Here is wh...

      Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, #robotics2020, coursework, ADVANCED

      • Gerald Ardito

        Unit 3 – Beautiful Evidence: Using data visualization to make sense of information - ADVANCED

          Unit 3 – Beautiful Evidence: Using data visualization to make sense of information   In this unit, we will be using some coding tools to create visualizations of educational data.  Here is the work:   Reading Responses   Read Here are t...

        Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2019, #beautifulevidence, #cs4teachersunit32020, spring 2020, ADVANCED

        • Gerald Ardito

          Unit 0 - Setting the Table

          In this (very brief) unit, we will be exploring the various components of the course and introducing ourselves to one another. Here are the tasks for this week: 1. Video introduction to Pace Commons. Please watch this brief video introduction to Pace Commons. 2. Explore the work of t...

          Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, course work, syllabus, week1, week2, #cs4teachersunit02020

          • Gerald Ardito

            Unit 1: The History of CS in Education ADVANCED

            This unit is designed to give an overview of the history of Computer Science (CS) in Education. You will be exposed to the extremely influential writings and thoughts of Seymour Papert and Alan Kay. Then you will engage with recent revisionist histories by Joy Lisi Rankin and Brian Dear (and ...

            Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, course work, syllabus, week1, week2, #cs4teachersunit12020, advanced

            • Gerald Ardito

              REVISED Unit 2 – Code is Poetry: An introduction to programming languages and logic

              Unit 2 – Code is Poetry: An introduction to programming languages and logic   This unit is designed to immerse you in the world of the teaching of computational thinking (CT)  and computer science (CS). Please watch this a short video introduction to this unit: I...

              Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, #codeispoetry2020, #cs4teachersunit22020, revised

              • Gerald Ardito

                Unit 2, Part 1 - Setting the Table

                Setting the Table   In this set of activities you will become familiar with the key concepts of CT and CS, read some research about the teaching of these, and engage in an unplugged activity (and teach a human robot to dance the hokey pokey). Reading and Responses  ...

                Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, #codeispoetry2020, #cs4teachersunit22020, revised, #hokeypokey

                • Gerald Ardito

                  Unit 2, Part 2 - Block Based Coding

                    Block Based Coding Learning to code involves dealing with and becoming proficient in a set of CS and CT skills, such as abstraction (taking individual events and converting them to common principles and practices), algorithms (well defined processes for accomplishing repetitive...

                  Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, #codeispoetry2020, #cs4teachersunit22020, revised, turtleblocks, #meandmyturtle

                  • Gerald Ardito

                    Unit 2, Part 3 -Text Based Coding

                      Text Based Coding As we saw in this last section, learning to code involves dealing with and becoming proficient in a set of CS and CT skills, such as Abstractions (taking individual events and converting them to common principles and practices), Algorithms (well defined proces...

                    Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, #codeispoetry2020, #cs4teachersunit22020, revised, turtleblocks, #meandpythonmyturtle

                    • Gerald Ardito

                      Unit 2, Part 4 - Putting It All Together

                        Putting it all together In this culminating activity, you will design a learning activity for your students that incorporates they key concepts and skills, as well as reflect on the entire process of this unit. Your task here is to create a project or set of learning activitie...

                      Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2020, #codeispoetry2020, #cs4teachersunit22020, revised, #myturntoplay