Introduction to Coding
This TED talk (use Ted.com) will explain to students why they need to learn how to code.
2 Direct Instruction
Play the introductory video for an "hour of code" to explain students how to begin using the block code. Demonstrate on the projector how to code the first few levels.
3 Guided Practice
Students will continue to move through the levels on "hour of code." The videos throughout will guide them through the new pieces that come into play. The teacher will observe, encourage, and help when a student gets stuck.
4 Independent Practice
Once students finish their "hour of code," they will move on to Scratch. Students can use the skills they learned during the "hour of code" to create a new project in Scratch.
Students will share with the class their creations in Scratch. They will explain how they coded their sprites share any tricks they figured out.