Students learn and practice programming and coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is a great way for students to practice creativity and perseverance after failure.
There are several coding languages that are accessible to elementary students, and this center focuses on the Scratch™ website, the Scratch Jr.™ app, and the Lightbot™ app, which are all free apps.
This 10-page library center is completely editable, and includes:
- Center signs with “I will” statement directions, learning goals, and excerpt of standards
- Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format, and
- PDF file format
- 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Lesson Plan in Microsoft Word .docx file format, aligned to:
- 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
- National Common Core ELA Standards,
- Next Generation Science Standards, and
- Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards.
- Links to free Scratch™ or Scratch Jr.™ tutorials to include at the center
- Teacher’s Notes and How-to directions for posting this center to Google Classroom for online or blended learning (including sample student directions and screenshots)
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – B.3.
- Collaborate – B.2.
- Explore – B.2. – C.1. – D.1.
- Engage – A.1. – A.2.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
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