Unplugged Coding Activity

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Carly and Adam STEM
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Description

Coding made easy!

Everything you need to get started with coding. Before breaking out the robots, teach students the foundations of coding. Students learn the basics of directional coding and write their own code! No robots needed!

New to Coding?

No worries! Coding can be intimidating, but you don't have to have a background in computer science to teach coding. This resource is designed to be so simple a sub could use it. Get started with coding today! Perfect activity for Hour of Code.

Connect to Read Aloud: Unplugged by Steve Antony

Students learn best through story. Unplugged by Steve Antony is a fantastic book to introduce basic concepts of coding to students.

Coding Process:

Students learn the logic and thinking that goes into writing codes using Directional Coding. They learn 5 vocabulary words: Programmer, Code, Command, Unplugged, and Sequence.

Students connect coding and sequencing to retelling stories. After students write their code they use it to retell the story with their partner. At the end, students reflect on what they learned using the included reflection pages.

Material List:

  • Scissors
  • Paper

Includes:

  • Teacher Instructions (with photo)
  • Student Instructions
  • Student Coding Journal
  • Student Unplugged Coding Activity (Includes Partner Coding Practice)
  • Student Reflection Sheet
  • Coding Vocabulary Words
  • CSTA and Common Core Standards
  • TpT Digital Version for Distance Learning with Google Classroom

Digital Activity:

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Aligns to CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) and Common Core.

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Intro to Unplugged Coding: Binary Code

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CSTA STANDARDS:

1A-AP-08 Model daily processes by creating and following algorithms

(sets of step-by-step instructions) to complete tasks.

1A-AP-09 Model the way programs store and manipulate data by using numbers or other symbols to represent information.

1A-AP-11 Decompose (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions.

Total Pages
29 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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