STEM, Coding, Technology – Middle School Materials

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This Mini-unit provides activities and resources for teachers to help students see the connection between STEM and the world around them. Included in the unit are videos to motivate and inspire them to explore, be passionate and curious about their interests.

Teaching Computer Science principles as well as Computer Programming in the classrooms is a necessary skills for our students and shouldn't just be part of Hour of Code week. The unit provides a detailed Presentation that examines the basic concepts of computer programming and includes extensive resources and videos to keep your students engaged.

Topics Covered:
• Basic Computer Programming Principles - a great PowerPoint to help you explain coding to your students.
• Scratch Programming links created by MIT with Resources from Harvard
• TED talks and videos with questions on STEM related topics
• Passages and videos about drones (discussion questions)

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Hour of Code – Teaching Computer Programming

As middle school teachers in a one-to-one district, we recognized the importance and need for our students to gain a deeper understanding of the basic principles of computer science and computer programming. We want our students to be creators and developers, not just consumers. These resources can be used with or without computers.

We have created this mini-unit as a resource to help teachers use the countless resources available online to teach their students computer programming in a structured and guided manner. We want our students to understand what coding is and how it is used in our society.

Also, with the advent of Hour of Code being conducted next week, we thought this resource could help novice teachers utilize Hour of Code into their classrooms and feel more comfortable doing so.

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If you enjoy this product, please leave us a comment or review so we can work to make our lessons and resources better and more useful.

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Thanks and enjoy!
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