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Creating Coding Super Heroes with 5 Marvel-ous Tools

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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, December 2, 3:00–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Debra McNutt  
Get acquainted with five tools to teach kids to integrate computer science, robotics and coding into a STEM or technology classroom. Tools include: Sphero, Makey Makey,'s CS-Discoveries, Scratch and Ozoblockly. Curriculum focuses on solving real-world problems, collaborating as a team and following the engineering design process.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None needed
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
Computational Thinker
  • Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will be able to incorporate multiple coding tools in the technology or STEM classroom to create a collaborative real world experience using the Engineering Design Process.
Skills will include:
using unplugged activities to focus on computer science concepts, collaborative coding experiences working as a team,
block coding and as well as HTML/CSS, javascript coding examples
navigating online curriculum availability in, Ozoblockly and Sphero,
finding online projects using Makey Makey engineering programming kits.

Supporting research

Caldwell, Josh. Creative Coding: Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum. International Society for Technology in Education, 2017.

Williams, Heidi. No Fear Coding Computational Thinking across the K-5 Curriculum. International Society for Technology in Education, 2017.

“Anybody Can Learn.”,

Currently participating in a teaching Cohort using the CS-Discoveries curriculum which runs from June 2019 to May 2020.

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Debra McNutt, Lincoln Academy Charter

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