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    100% online

    Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

    Flexible deadlines

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    Beginner Level

    Approx. 14 hours to complete

    Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

    English

    Subtitles: English

    Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

    Week
    1
    25 minutes to complete

    Course Orientation

    2 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings
    2 videos
    Welcome to the The Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization3m
    2 readings
    Using Googledocs in this Course3m
    Why Snap? Create your account10m
    3 hours to complete

    Conditional Loops

    8 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
    8 videos
    What are interactive puzzles?5m
    (Optional) Writing Programs: What's special for teachers?4m
    Debugging: Common Challenges with Repeat Until (Boolean Expressions)9m
    Debugging: Common Challenges with Repeat Until (Check then what?)7m
    Debugging: Common Challenges with Repeat Until (Repeat vs Repeat Until)4m
    (Optional) More programming puzzles -- but different!9m
    (Optional) Demo: How to do Non-Interactive Puzzles8m
    2 readings
    Interactive Puzzles Instructions: Conditional Loops20m
    Non-Interactive Programming Puzzles20m
    2 practice exercises
    Puzzle It Out4m
    Check your knowledge quiz4m
    Week
    2
    3 hours to complete

    More Conditional Loops

    1 video (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
    2 readings
    Code.org While Loops -- A Variation on Repeat Until25m
    Code.org Repeat Until in Maze25m
    1 practice exercise
    Concept Mastery Quiz: Repeat Until and While Loops32m
    Week
    3
    2 hours to complete

    If statements

    2 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
    2 videos
    Debugging: If Else Statements8m
    2 readings
    Interactive Puzzles Instructions: If Statements25m
    Non-Interactive Programming Puzzles20m
    3 practice exercises
    Playing Games with Conditions5m
    Puzzle It Out4m
    Check your knowledge quiz4m
    Week
    4
    2 hours to complete

    More If statements

    1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
    2 readings
    Unplugged Conditionals: Video of the classroom10m
    Code.org If/Else Statements30m
    1 practice exercise
    Concept Mastery Quiz: If/Else32m

    Instructor

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    Beth Simon

    Teaching Professor
    Education Studies

    About University of California San Diego

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    About the Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization

    In the 21st century, computational thinking is a skill critical for all the world's citizens. Computing and technology is impacting all our lives and everyone needs to know how to formulate problems and express their solutions such that a computer can carry it out. In this Specialization you will both learn several block-based languages, but using novel approaches designed to make learning programming easier. Covers most CSTA Algorithms & Programming Standards for Algorithms, Variables, Control, and Modularity: Levels 1-3A....
    Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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