Code Academy

This Code Academy unit also includes:

Hit the mother lode with a lesson on computer code. A set of three intriguing tasks teaches young techies about computer coding and security. They write out instructions for their favorite activities to simulate computer software, learn about logic and algorithms, and consider computer safety measures such as strong passwords.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask a computer programmer to give a talk or presentation to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • While the lessons are designed for use with books from Crabtree Publishing, they can be taught without them
  • Familiarity with flow charts is beneficial
Pros
  • Provides reproducible worksheets
  • Lists very detailed instructions for facilitators
Cons
  • None
NGSS