CS Curriculum from Miss-Bit
Ever since I stumbled into technology teaching in 2001, I have been fairly obsessed with computer science education and making it accessible to all. Here are some of my favorite CS-infused lessons and activities:
- Charlottesville CS Community on #GoOpenVA: K-8 educators can find beginner-friendly lessons in CS in this open education resource (OER)
- Creative CS: CS is super creative and these intro activities to code art with Processing and code a song with EarSketch prove it!
- CS Unplugged: Computational thinking is at the heart of computer science. One of the easiest and most engaging ways to introduce it is through unplugged activities. There are a lot of them out there, so these are the ones I have gone back to over and over again.
- Maker Projects: Intro activities with materials list and tutorials to get hands-on with Make Makey, Micro:bit, Hummingbird Robotics Kit, Paper Circuits, and Wearable Tech
- Tech-Girls Challenge: We launched a global challenge at MozFest 2019 to help spread the internet health movement to underrepresented youth, especially girls. You can join the challenge by trying out one of our activities and hosting your own #TechGirlsChallenge Pop-up Station in your community.
- Video Game Design: Originally created for Video Game Design summer workshops with middle and high school students and most recently updated to incorporate experiences from Designing Games for Learning course I co-teach at UVA. Includes detailed tutorials for using Scratch, Twine, and Google Sites for making interactive games.