This week, after thinking and reading about AR, VR, computational thinking, and QR codes, these are the things I am thinking about creating:
Content Area: I would like to focus on publishing pieces of writing in different ways, in this case through a coding lens. My expectations are just that they are exposed to this way of publishing, for them to use as an option in the future for publishing their own writing. This would be an introduction to using Scratch for the purposes of publishing.
ISHCMC Writing standards I hope to address:
IBPYP ATL skills I hope to address:
Audience: Studio 4 students
Computational Thinking: I would expect students to learn how to add backgrounds, choose characters, make characters move, and make characters "speak" using text on screen in Scratch/Scratch Jr.
Influence on Success: For most students this will likely be their first time using Scratch. Some of their own written stories may be quite long or complex. The combination of these two factors could affect their ability to produce a quality publication of their own writing.
Considerations: I think that teaching students how to use the tutorial videos for extra support will be important. I also think that for their first time, I will just get them to create a very short summary of their writing. They have practiced using the Somebody, Somewhere, Wanted, But, So, Then method of summarizing. I think I will get them to write a summary of a story they have written (or maybe even of a story we read), and then code that shortened version of it. If some students are really struggling to process this, Scratch Jr could be used as another option for them.
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