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Using the Curriculum Starting Points Planning Tool, Districts have created these examples of curriculum lessons or units and identified relevant resources to support instruction. 

Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.

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Build-a-Binary-Bracelet

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Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.

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Narrative Texts Strengthen our Sense of Identity

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Skills can be developed through play.

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Unplugged coding activity

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Unplugged coding activity

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Skills can be developed through play.

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Student will work individually or in groups to produce their unique version of the “cup song”. Student will then write a set of instructions (code) for their song so any participant could accurately reproduce the song by referencing the set instructions.

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Student will work individually or in groups to produce their unique version of the “cup song”. Student will then write a set of instructions (code) for their song so any participant could accurately reproduce the song by referencing the set instructions.

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Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.

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Students explore elements of coding and the use of blocks with coloured pieces of paper and symbols.

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Students explore elements of coding and the use of blocks with coloured pieces of paper and symbols.

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Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.

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In teams of two,(having been familiar with spheros) challenge students to create a 1 min, pairs figures skating routine to music.

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In teams of two,(having been familiar with spheros) challenge students to create a 1 min, pairs figures skating routine to music.

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Students use Ozobot Blockly to code the Ozobots to demonstrate a growing pattern.

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Students use Ozobot Blockly to code the Ozobots to demonstrate a growing pattern.

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In teams of two,(having been familiar with spheros) challenge students to create a 1 min, pairs figures skating routine to music.

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Using Spheros to problem solve a way to help save the Vancouver Island Marmot

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Using Spheros to problem solve a way to help save the Vancouver Island Marmot

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Design can be responsive to identified needs.

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Using the computational thinking to solve a problem

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Using the computational thinking to solve a problem

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Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.

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Daredevil Sphero Challenge

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Students will create a 3D obstacle course using cardboard and other materials for spheros to navigate through. They will calculate the angles of all the corners and the distance

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Students will create a 3D obstacle course using cardboard and other materials for spheros to navigate through. They will calculate the angles of all the corners and the distance

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Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.

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Daredevil Sphero Challenge

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Design Thinking for Robots.

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Design Thinking for Robots.

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Sphero –the Chariots Challenge

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Sphero –the Chariots Challenge

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Increasingly complex societies require new systems of law and government.

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Is Law Necessary?

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Is Law Necessary?

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Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.

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Learners use GALE's Topic finder to narrow down a research topic related to Coding. The lesson will encourage learners to investigate multiple related paths that are not instantly obvious

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Learners use GALE's Topic finder to narrow down a research topic related to Coding. The lesson will encourage learners to investigate multiple related paths that are not instantly obvious

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The relationship between surface area and volume of 3D objects can be used to describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships.

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Using microbits, create a reaction time experiment that responds to your body’s conductivity!

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Using microbits, create a reaction time experiment that responds to your body’s conductivity!

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Social, ethical, and sustainable considerations impact design.

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"Click Bait" Versus Quality Resources

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"Click Bait" Versus Quality Resources

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Complex tasks require different technologies and tools at different stages.

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This lesson presumes your students have experience with spheros and block coding. Teachers will create a path similar to the example provided for students to program their sphero.

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This lesson presumes your students have experience with spheros and block coding. Teachers will create a path similar to the example provided for students to program their sphero.

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In Draft

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Government apologies

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Government apologies

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Designs grow out of natural curiosity.

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Students learning about conditional statements (used in programming) through the game, Simon Says.

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Students learning about conditional statements (used in programming) through the game, Simon Says.

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Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.

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Students explore properties of matter through the use of a Makey Makey

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Students explore properties of matter through the use of a Makey Makey

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Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy. 

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Students explore elements of a story (sequencing events) through the use of a Bee-Bot

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