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CLASS Programming_And_Imagination Begginers
GRADE 2/3 grades
TEACHER n/a
TIME 12:20-1:05
LOCATION North Brunswick, NJ  
ROOM 570
TEXTBOOKS  
STUDENTS
Subject Programming_And_Imagination
PROGRAM

In this class we use real-world activities and interactive design to help the students develop computational thinking and creativity. We do this using the Scratch programming environment, adding some robotics and math problem modeling.

We start with storytelling and animations, and move on to computer games programming. Students plan and design interactive multimedia projects, in line with their own ideas and interests. They also use microcomputer/robotics kits (Lego WeDo, Makey Makey, PicoBoard) to connect their projects with real world.

Our students learn and actively use mathematics, including areas and concepts that are not usually covered in elementary school: geometry, logic, coordinates, negative numbers, decimals, random numbers and variables.

Children bring their laptops to class. Their parents are encouraged to help them with set up, and are welcome to stay in class to observe and help.

See our work on our Scratch website http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/183073/ and Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolPlusScratch

Scratch

is a programming (authoring) environment created by a team of psychologists, educators and programmers at MIT. It is easy to use and learn, but it allows design very complex projects. Read more at http://scratch.mit.edu/

WeDo Robotics

is a cross-curricular educational LEGO set designed to introduce the principles of robotics and engineering to elementary school students. Read more at http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/categories/products/elementary/lego-education-wedo

MaKey MaKey

is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads - for doing art, engineering, and everything in between. Read more at http://www.makeymakey.com/

PicoBoard

is a microcontroller with sensors, designed for people with creative slant. Read more at http://www.picocricket.com/picoboard.html
HOMEWORK Get homework for Oct 20th