University of California San Diego
Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Sequences and Loops
University of California San Diego

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Sequences and Loops

This course is part of Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization

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Beth Simon

Instructor: Beth Simon

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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2 videos2 readings1 discussion prompt

Is computational thinking everywhere? Reflect on computational thinking in your life and brainstorm instructions for real world tasks. Discuss the process by which we become better computing teachers and create a block-based program in Snap by reordering a set of provided instructions.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Get ready to do some programming puzzles! Create a Snap program and reflect on what aspects of the program students might struggle with. Work on challenge questions and reflect on how to discuss sequences in a classroom setting. Take a break from Snap and explore the code.org curriculums to create an assessment question!

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11 videos7 readings2 quizzes1 app item1 discussion prompt

Invent a faster way to write instructions for your robotic friend! Get started solving programming puzzles that use repeats and reflect on what areas students might struggle with. Reinforce your knowledge as you complete a set of programs on google slides -- this time without using Snap to check your work!

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1 video4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

More programming with repeats - except with a bit of a challenge! Explore the free curriculum on code.org’s platform analyzing the feedback and hints they provide for their activities. Work closely in their artist environment and examine the difference between code.org block-based programming and your work in Snap.

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1 video2 readings1 quiz1 app item1 discussion prompt

Who is learning CS? How is CS being taught? Learn about the state of CS standards and teacher credentialing. Evaluate pedagogy techniques such as pair and buddy programing -- how effective are they in teaching CS?

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz

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Beth Simon
University of California San Diego
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