Coding in K-5 to fit what students are learning

The big players in standards

  1. Common Core standards for math and ELA
  2. CSTA (Computer Science Teacher's Association) K-12 Standards (updating this fall?)
    1. These are also mapped to common core,
    2. STEM Cluster Topics
    3. Partnership for the 21st Century Essential Skills
  3. San Francisco United School District new standards for K-12 under development
  4. ISTE (International Society of Technology Education) standards for students (currently updating?)
  5. NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) standards, specifically science and engineering standards
  6. PARCC test technology skills needed (article)
  7. Your state
    1. Here's what our county teaches in math for K-5
  8. The alignment to CSTA K-5, NGSS, ISTE and Common Core
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  9. CAS - Computing at School in the UK (free membership)
  10. Sample curriculum guide from India
  11. A course about computational thinking for teachers is full of ideas on how to use computational thinking in your classroom.

Examples of connecting the courses to what's happening in the classroom.Who is friendly and adventurous in your building?

Who could do it? What could they do?  
Librarian (media specialist) Deliver the cyber safety lessons using common sense media digital citizenship  
Art Many of the lessons involve arts and crafts projects and art teachers often have a greater variety of supplies on hand.  
Phys Ed Do the loopy dance with the biggest group you can get together and video tape it. Have students create their own dance moves using loops and sequence. Enourage your gym teacher to display directions for procedures in code format.  
Foreign Language Go back to course 1 and do it in another language. Vocabulary: ordinal directions (N,S,E,W), giving directions (turn, left, right, go foward) and much more! Act it out and then do it online (look for the translate button at the bottom of the pages) and try some rompecabezas.  
Science Sequencing , follow a design process to create a solution, experiment and record results  
English / Language Arts Reading directions. writing directions. Describing a process you went through to solve a problem. Describing the back story, characters, goal or idea behind a game or story you created online, etc.  
Math Cards and dice are fun and unique to many youngsters. many opportunities to work with shapes and angles  

Additional resources

  1. Teacher materials for Course 2 with presentations and lesson plans (also on my Google Drive) -for Course 2 as part of a digital storytelling unit
  2. Teacher materials for Course 3 presentations only (also on my Google Drive)
  3. Digital literacy across the curriculum (UK)
  4. CSTA ideas for computing in grades K-8: building a solid foundation
  5. Resources for educators
  6. Presentation for affiliate summit July 2015