Combining Making, Computer Science and Machines in the Elementary Classroom
Participate and share : Poster
Saturday, December 5, 12:30–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Learn about the machines, projects and CS standards that have worked in one school's elementary classrooms. Explore machines such as Carvey, Glowforge and Camio, and walk away with ideas, project themes and ways to incorporate making into computer science curriculum.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Maker activities & programs|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Related exhibitors:||VEX Robotics, Inc.|
Participants will walk away with project ideas, knowledge of making in the classroom and how making combines with computer science.
Participants will also see examples through pictures and videos of children designing and creating making projects connecting to K-5 curriculum and also using computational thinking.
Participants will walk away with lesson plans, activities, and strategies to implement this curriculum in their own classroom.
My session will be split into three parts. I will talk about making and machines, project-based learning with CS, and Virtual Learning with CS. Through looking at these three topics, I will give examples, and lessons for educators to implement all three in their new fall curriculum.
Anna V. Blake is an Elementary Technology Integrator teaching Computational Thinking and Computer Science at Elizabeth Forward School District in Elizabeth, PA. Anna teaches over 400 children the fundamentals of computational thinking and computer science to grades K through 5 with applications like VEXcode VR, and Swift Playgrounds to robotics like BeeBots and Parrot drones. She has presented at the Sonoma County Remake Summit '18, TRETC '19, TRETC '20, PETE&C '19, PETE&C '20, STEAM Summit at AIU3 '19, ISTE19, and ISTE Tools That Work '20 about computational thinking and making in the elementary school setting.