Show with Code: Integrate Coding in Core Curriculum

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Are you ready to code in your ELA, math, science, and social studies classes? We now have lessons to support coding across the curriculum. Our new Show with Code series challenges students to demonstrate mastery of certain concepts through CodeSnaps coding activities.

The initial lessons in the series include these titles and disciplines:

  • Three girls measuring the distances of an obstacle courseShow with Code: Finding Word Families (ELA)
    Show your knowledge of word families with code. Write a program using CodeSnaps to navigate a robot through a grid of familiar words. To solve the grid, only land on squares containing words in the same family.
  • Show with Code: 24 Game (math)
    Show your number operation skills with code. Write a program to navigate a robot through a grid of numbers. Follow the rules of the 24 Game to find a path that results in 24.
  • Show with Code: Odd versus Even (math)
    Show your math skills with code. Write a program to navigate a robot through a grid of numbers. To solve the grid, only land on squares containing even numbers.
  • Show with Code: Features on a Map (social studies)
    Show your map skills with code. Write a program to navigate a robot through a grid of map vocabulary words. To solve the grid, only land on squares containing human features found on a map.
  • Show with Code: Finding Liquids (science)
    Show your science skills with code. Write a program to navigate a robot through a grid of liquids, solids, and gases. To solve the grid, only land on squares containing liquids.

What is CodeSnaps you ask? This collaborative coding environment requires only one iPad and one robot. The free CodeSnaps app takes advantage of tangible, printed coding blocks, allowing students to prepare programs together on a shared work surface without a device. After students scan the blocks with the app, commands can be executed on the connected robot (compatible robots include Sphero, Ollie, SPRK, and SPRK+).

And here's more good news - We're giving away a Sphero SPRK+ robot during the month of November!

You can get your students started with CodeSnaps and coding with our popular Navigating an Obstacle Course lesson. We also have added Spanish CodeSnaps blocks, which means Navigating an Obstacle Course lesson is now available in Spanish (Navegación de una Pista de Obstáculos) too.

And be sure to check our all of the CodeSnaps videos on our YouTube channel!

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Ralph Moore

Ralph Moore coordinates and conducts professional development for Curriculum Pathways. He works with schools and organizations around the country and has presented at conferences for organizations such as the National Council for the Social Studies and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. A former army officer and social studies teacher, he spent 10 years on the Curriculum Pathways humanities team creating new digital curriculum products.

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