Hour of Code: Coding Dances for Brain Breaks (Unplugged or Plugged Versions)

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Hour of Code is coming up in December and what better way to teach students about coding then through getting them to code their own dances or brain breaks! This includes both plugged in or unplugged activities!

This zip file includes:
-1 Lesson Plan
-31 slide coding presentation in both PowerPoint or GoogleSlides
-14 page PDF Unplugged activity that allows students to cut and paste their own coding dances on construction paper
-7 slide GoogleSlides Plugged-in activity that allows students to click and drag coding blocks to make their own coding dances

Being the lesson by starting with the presentation “Coding Our Class to Dance”. Describe coding and explain the new term algorithm using the first two slides. Then have students go through each of the five rounds of dances moves on the slides. After each round, discuss how the rounds were similar or different. Once you get to round 4, have students examine the shape of the code blocks and make the connection to puzzle pieces. In round 5 show students how the code blocks can fit together like puzzle pieces and emphasize how they are connected and in a line reading from top to bottom. Then practice reading more code by trying the last three dances on slides 29-31!

Then choose between the unplugged or plugged-in activity!

To complete the UNPLUGGED activity:
Pair students up. Student pairs will then create their own dances by cutting out coding blocks and sequencing them on their construction paper before gluing. Once student pairs code dances are complete, they are to switch their code with another pair to try other dances and practice reading code.

To compete PLUGGEDIN activity:
Using Google slides, students will first open and save their file to their drive. Students read the directions on slides 2-5 and then begin working on creating their own code. Students should click on “Code Creator” on slide 6 or 7 to add their name to the project. Next, students choose and click on a code box on the right hand side. Then drag it onto the slide to begin coding their dance. Continue adding dance moves until their dance is complete. They can print them or save and share them with other students to practice reading code. When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. Students will be asked to “drag and drop” movable code blocks to write their own dance codes.

Ten coding dance blocks are included: hop, stomp, hands up, hands on head, hands on hips, hands on shoulders, sway left, sway right, clap, touch toes

**When using Google Slides...You’ll need an internet connection, a laptop or tablet, and a Google account. Note: if you’re using a tablet, you will need to open Google Slides in the app, rather than the browser.

Please feel free to ask any questions before purchasing this product!
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