(Digital Footprint & Identity).
Students learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint, or "trail," which can be big or small, and helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it.
How is data stored on a computer? Video
How do people use computers at work? Video
How computers have changed Video
How can you write a story on a computer? Video
How does animation work? Video
How do you make video on a computer? Video
(Relationships & Communication).
Students sing along with the Digital Citizens about the amazing possibilities that come with using technology and take a pledge to be safe, responsible, and respectful when traveling through the online world.
How do you take care of your personal information? Video
How can you use the web safely? Video
Learn computer science by trying the lessons at your own pace! Learn to create computer programs, develop problem-solving skills, and work through fun challenges! Make games and creative projects to share with friends, family, and teachers.
Computer science requires persistence. Here are two short picture books and an optional activity to model ways to approach struggle and problem solving in a way that young students can understand. Read these stories any time you want to introduce or reinforce persistence. After reading, you can even complete Stevie's big "marble run" project!
Optional Activity: Marble Run Guide
Journals are also useful as scratch paper for building, debugging, and strategizing. Journals can become a fantastic resource for referencing previous answers when struggling with more complex problems.
Think Spot Journal Handout
From beginners to professionals, debugging is an essential yet often underrated practice. It is likely that you will spend most of your "coding" time actually fixing bugs! Debugging Guide Handout
How do computer games work? Video
What are computer bugs? Video