Programming in the Primary Grades demystifies teaching core content through programming. Without becoming a step by step guide, the text helps teachers visualize and implement learning activities that build on the engagement and excitement students’ experience when they are programming. While the focus of the book is programming, it isn’t about the technology. Dr. Patterson helps teachers visualize and plan engaging and empowering lessons that use programming as a way for students to share their developing understanding of a subject. Whether you have no tech or a full one to one program, Programming in the Primary Grades will get you programming with your kids in no time.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Teach Programming in the Primary Grades?
Chapter 2 What Can We Learn Through Programming?
Chapter 3 Off-line Programming and the Power of Dance to Develop Logic
Chapter 4 Programming for Prereaders
Chapter 5 Blockly-Based App Programming: Why Blockly?
Chapter 6 Scratch and Other Web-Based Programming Platforms
Chapter 7 Learning with Robots: Lesson Design in Three Dimensions
Chapter 8 Programming to Learn Social Skills
Chapter 9 Programming to Learn to Read
Chapter 10 Programming to Learn in Elementary STEM
Chapter 11 Resources and Quick-Start Lesson Ideas