App Authors Learn to Code Lesson Plan

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Learn to Code Lesson Plan

By the end of this lesson participants should be able to have a simple grasp of variables, functions, and loops; they will also have a simple app in App Lab that will draw shapes.

This lesson plan developed by App Authors covers a full production topic in one hour and a half program; it is great for public libraries and after-school programs where participants may not return from week to week.

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App Authors utilizes Code.org lessons and unplugged activities to walk participants through app building procedures. To get the most out of the App Authors program, you will want to make sure that students have access to computers with adequate internet and access to Code.org, and every week prepare your ice breakers and unplugged activities with all the physical materials needed.

Take a look at the lesson plans and activities for every week of App Authors. Choose which pieces you will use and which pieces you will adapt.

To utilize the following lessons you will need to familiarize yourself with the Code.org platform you and your participants will be using to learn to code and display your apps.

To do this, login at https://studio.code.org

Create a username and password and a section for your App Authors program. You can then add students to your section and print out access cards so that students will remember their passwords from week to week.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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