A CLASSROOM-FRIENDLY INTRODUCTION TO CODING

 

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Teach coding by making a video game with your class in this fun and engaging 10-part video tutorial series. Hosted by veteran elementary school technology educator Andrew Tomec, this FREE 90-minute lesson series is aimed at Grade 4-8 classrooms. Built from the ground up for use in elementary schools, our program satisfies all the requirements of the new Ontario Math Curriculum

Follow along with Mr. T as we build a simple game together, pausing along the way to learn about key computing concepts like loops, variables and conditional statements. Our curriculum is chunked into short, bite-sized components that are easy to follow, with scripted checkpoints along the way that will allow teachers to confirm everyone is up to speed. 

 

FULLY DOCUMENTED

Our PDF lesson guide includes all the Scratch code we'll be using for this lesson, highlighted to show which new blocks we'll be deploying at each step. Lesson Checkpoints provide simple look-fors that you'll be able to tick off as you monitor your class in person or remotely. Guiding questions help you frame the context of the next chapter and get students thinking about all the varied considerations that go into game development. Troubleshooting tips anticipate some of the common errors that have arisen during more than 200 past sessions teaching this material.

SCREENSHOT

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CURRICULUM COMPLIANT

Our Curriculum and Assessment Guide, authored by veteran Ottawa teacher Glenn Boustead, includes a complete assessment plan that fulfills all the requirements of the new Ontario Elementary School Coding Curriculum for all grades. More text here. Glenn will provide something that lists off all the components and anything else he wants to say about curriculum connections

 

GOOGLE CLASSROOM INTEGRATION

Glenn will write something here about how and why we're connecting this program to Google classroom. Lots of room for text here, but keep it breezy and conversational. This is just lorem ipsum for design purposes. Why are you still reading this? Nothing to see here. Seriously.

SCREENSHOT

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Mr. T's free weekly coding live stream, the Chromeworks Club, has attracted young viewers from all over the world.

NEW TO CODING? LET THE EXPERT TEACH IT! 

We've designed this learning experience from the ground up to be an accessible and low-stress introduction to coding that can be taught by teachers with no prior coding experience. If you're STILL not comfortable teaching this material, have your class join us for a free live stream coding lesson on YouTube, where we'll be running the entire curriculum online with concurrent live support available via Google Meet.

 
 

Mr. Tomec's Chromeworks organization is an innovator in online education, recently named alongside the British Broadcasting Corporation as a top provider of global e-learning resources. Last March, while educators everywhere grappled with how to move their teaching practice online, this self-avowed lifelong geek launched the COVID Computer Camp, a live stream coding and multimedia classroom that engaged children from as far away as England, Scotland, Italy, India and Morocco with daily lessons in game design, digital art, film production and more. The 3-month program was hailed by parents as a lifeline for keeping their children happy and engaged during a period of unprecented stress. He continues to live stream weekly on YouTube through his new YouTube coding and technology show, The Chromeworks Club.

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