Packers In Training: Coding Club

Starting this month Mrs. Cabeen is offering a Coding Club. A small group of students will have class with the Principal one day a week for 6-8 weeks.  Parents will be able to ‘follow’ what we are doing through the blog and twitter at #PackInTrain.  I will also shoot links of additional resources for extending learning at home.  Below are just a few of the things Coding Club will be working on this Spring:

Learning Outcomes: 

By learning to code and operate robots we will be able to:

  • Create solutions for problems
  • Collaborate with each other
  • Develop visual spatial skills (the ability to mentally orientate, manipulate, track and rotate robots)
  • Reflect on our learning
  • Read and interpret visual information
  • Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.
  • Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
  • Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology

Standards we will be addressing:

International Society for Technology in Education.  http://www.iste.org/

Creativity and innovation

  • Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  1. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes

Communication and collaboration

  • Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Research and information fluency

  • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information.
  1. Plan strategies to guide inquiry

Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making

  • Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Digital citizenship

  • Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
  1. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

 

Each lesson will also integrated MN Kindergarten Standards in Math and English Language Arts.  http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/StanCurri/K-12AcademicStandards/index.htm

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