Introduction to Coding using code.org
1 Hook - Hour of Code : Star Wars
Create student accounts and print their login information prior to starting the lesson.
Have students complete first three puzzles of the activity.
Search for Hour of Code.
Select the Star Wars activity.
Login using the login information provided.
Complete the first three puzzles of the activity.
2 Direct Instruction - What is an algorith?
Direct students to the BBC resource on algorithms.
3 Guided Practice - Hour of Code : Star Wars
Students complete Star Wars Hour of Code from puzzle 4 to completion.
4 Independent Practice - Design a Game
Share the Healthy Choices Game rubric with students.
Have students complete the Game Design Planner. The game they create should teach K-2 students an important lesson about Healthy Choices.
Direct students to the "Play Lab" course in code studio at code.org. Students will code, test and debug their game.
Students will share their games with the teacher via phone.
5 Wrap-Up : K-2 Students play Healthy Choices Games
Teacher post links to all games on a website that K-2 students can access.
K-2 students play the Healthy Choices games.
K-2 students complete a reflection about what game they played and what they learned about Healthy Choices.