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Code.org

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Welcome to the code side. The interactive activity introduces coding in a game format with familiar characters. Young computer experts learn to develop code to control the interaction of the characters in the game. The activity ends with...
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Code.org

Sending Binary Messages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pairs build a device that will be able to send a binary message. They then update their device to allow it to send four possible messages before upping the ante to eight. The provided self-assessment rubric comes with reflection...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Computer Lessons for Kids and Small Adults

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here is a series of easy-to-understand and well-designed computer lessons for pupils. In them, learners learn about the parts of a computer and what they do, the DOS operating system, the variety of files that are used, and how to keep...
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Curated OER

Information Shuffle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Gather some information, print it onto sentence strips, and then have your class physically shuffle the cards to better understand the importance of organizational patterns in writing. Middle school learners examine information for a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Using Data from Sensors

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Beginning with a discussion about using technology to collect data, this resource includes a video about the next Mars rover as an example. Young scientists are taught that filtering is necessary before collected data can be analyzed....
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American Institute of Physics

When Computers Wore Skirts: Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and the “West Computers”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that people, known as computers, performed the complex calculations that are now done by electronic computers? Three of these human computers, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Melba Roy Mouton are featured in a...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Screen Time: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Two lessons encourage class members to go screen-free. The first lesson plan challenges two teams to create a list of screen-free games. The team with the most ideas wins. Individuals then draw a picture of themselves doing one of the...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Online Safety: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In two lessons all about online safety, scholars assist Nina in making smart decisions. First, they finish a speech started by the computer to detail why Nina's internet activity isn't safe and what she should do instead. Second,...
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Make Your Own Earth Stationary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars follow five steps to make personalized Earth-themed stationary. Personalization includes name and returns address.
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PPT
National Woman's History Museum

The Women of NASA

For Students 9th - 12th
Human computers? Although it may sound like science fiction, the term was used to describe the women who made the NASA calculations before the advent of electronic computers. A 21-slide presentation introduces viewers to the women who...
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Learning
Norton Life Lock

Digital Citizenship Bingo

For Students 6th - 8th
Bingo! Tweens demonstrate their knowledge of the nine D's of digital citizenship by playing the game of Bingo. As instructors call out questions, individuals search their game cards to locate the answering image on their card.
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Handout
Norton Life Lock

The Nine Ds of Digital Citizenship

For Students K - 12th
A reference page identifies the nine Ds of digital citizenship—digital access, etiquette, commerce, responsibilities, literacy, law, communication, security, health, and wellness.
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Nemours KidsHealth

Online Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach teens how to protect themselves from hackers, scammers, and online predators. First, class members examine their own digital footprints think critically about their online profile. Groups then generate lists of "do" and "don't do"...
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National Woman's History Museum

Getting with the Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A seven-step lesson introduces the emergence of computer sciences and the contributions women made to the profession after World War II. Several science experiments offer pupils a hands-on learning experience that showcases parabolas,...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

Object-Oriented Design

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Just jump in with both feet. To better teach Java, one must think Java. The College Board built document immerses teachers in object-oriented design by providing several resources for use. Resources include teaching strategies, design...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2007 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Stay tuned for a programming announcement. The resource contains the four free-response questions from the 2007 AP® Computer Science exam. Teachers and pupils use the questions to understand how topics appear on exams. The items cover...
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Tutorials Point

Artificial Intelligence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You needn't take a stress pill or don a space helmet to take a tutorial in artificial intelligence. In fact, HAL might recommend the course with great enthusiasm and confidence for those seeking an introduction to AI.
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Facebook

Public Wi-Fi

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sometimes free Wi-Fi comes with a hefty price tag! Networking novices examine the components of a Wi-Fi network during a digital citizenship lesson from an extensive series. Groups work together to map out a day's worth of Internet...
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Curated OER

Merging New Technology with Old Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is your city's history a mystery to your class? Ever wonder if your county contains a bounty of folklore? Young computer scientists incorporate technology with time-honored tales during a project with both individual and group...
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Unit Plan
Queen of Heaven School

Computer Curriculum

For Teachers K - 8th
Need some extra resources to get your class computer savvy? How about several years' worth? Show pupils in K-8 a progression of proficiency in a series of computer lessons. Learners master the basics, then work with the Microsoft Office...
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Worksheet
Royal Society of Chemistry

Computational Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can some plants make their own animal repellents? Science sleuths examine the properties of cinnamamide in pear trees using an case study about computational chemistry. The resource discusses how vital computers are to research, how...
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Interactive
Khan Academy

Challenge: SmileyFace

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Two smiley faces are better than one. The interactive lesson challenges pupils to use methods to alter a program to make it more efficient. Individuals use the new code to create multiple smiley faces that speak. The engaging activity is...
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Worksheet
Davis School District

Computer Parts

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is inside a computer? Give your budding computer scientists a worksheet that has them label parts of a computer. They use a link included on the sheet to label basic input/output systems, video cards, drives, case fan, and more....
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Interactive
Khan Academy

Challenge: Flower Grower

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
How does the garden grow? With inherited functions! The interactive activity has individuals alter a program to utilize object inheritance. Scholars develop an object type that two other objects use to inherit similar aspects. The...