9/30-10/4


In this lesson, students will learn about the impact of visually representing data to make information easier to analyze and use.

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of visually depicting data to make information easier to use and to understand trends and changes in information

In this lesson, students will learn what copyright laws are and how to avoid copyright infringement. They will explore why copyright laws are important and how they protect the creators.

Objective

SWBAT explain what copyright laws are and why they are important
SWBAT find images they are legally allowed to use in their projects
SWBAT accurately attribute images they find and want to use


Now that students have learned about digital citizenship and cyber hygiene, they will take what they have learned and create a PSA to inform members in the community about a topic!

Objective

SWBAT create a public service announcement for members of their community about a topic in digital citizenship or cyber hygiene.


Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene unit quiz

Lesson Plans9/23-27


In this lesson, students will learn about the impact of visually representing data to make information easier to analyze and use.

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of visually depicting data to make information easier to use and to understand trends and changes in information

In this lesson, students will learn what copyright laws are and how to avoid copyright infringement. They will explore why copyright laws are important and how they protect the creators.

Objective

SWBAT explain what copyright laws are and why they are important
SWBAT find images they are legally allowed to use in their projects
SWBAT accurately attribute images they find and want to use


Now that students have learned about digital citizenship and cyber hygiene, they will take what they have learned and create a PSA to inform members in the community about a topic!

Objective

SWBAT create a public service announcement for members of their community about a topic in digital citizenship or cyber hygiene.


Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene unit quiz

Notebooks due Friday 9/27/2019

Lesson Plans 9/16-9/20


As students use the Internet, they are building their digital footprint. In this lesson, students understand how they can control and protect their footprint.

Objective

SWBAT understand how their online activity contributes to a permanent and public digital footprint.
SWBAT articulate their own social media guidelines to protect their digital footprint.


Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to harass or target someone. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else.

Objective

SWBAT understand the impact of cyberbullying, and identify unacceptable bullying behavior
SWBAT identify proper actions to take if they are victims of cyberbullying or if they observe someone being cyberbullied


The Internet is a great place to socialize, but it is important to be aware of risks. Common sense and following safety guidelines can help students stay safe online.

Objective

SWBAT identify predatory behavior and how to respond to it online.


Using best practices like setting strong passwords, reading privacy policies, and using https can help us stay safe online.

Objective

SWBAT use best practices in personal privacy and security, including strong passwords, using https, and reading privacy policies


Information literacy is having the ability to find information, evaluate information credibility, and use information effectively.

Objective

SWBAT effectively search for and evaluate resources.

Lesson Plans 9/9-9/13


In this lesson, students learn about an additional control structure, if/else statements. If/else statements let students do one thing if a condition is true, and something else otherwise.

if/else statements are written like this:

if(frontIsClear())
 {
      // code to execute if front is clear
 }
 else
 {
      // code to execute otherwise
 }

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of an If/Else statement
  • Create If/Else statements to solve new types of problems
  • Identify when it is appropriate to use an If/Else statement

In this lesson, students are introduced a new type of loop: while loops. While loops allow Karel to repeat code while a certain condition is true. While loops allow students to create general solutions to problems that will work on multiple Karel worlds, rather than just one.

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of a while loop
  • Create while loops to repeat code while a condition is true
  • Utilize while loops to solve new types of problems
  • Test their solutions on different Karel worlds

In this lesson, students learn how to combine and incorporate the different control structures they’ve learned to create more complex programs.

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the different control structures we can use to modify the flow of control through a program
  • Combine control structures to solve complicated problems
  • Choose the proper control structure for a given problem

In this lesson, students get extra practice with control structures. Students will continue to see different ways that the if, if/else, while, and for loops affect their code and what Karel can do.

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Debug common errors in code
  • Use control structures to create general solutions that work on all Karel worlds

In this lesson, students review how they should indent their code to make it easier to read.

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to indent code
  • Identify proper indentation
  • Modify a program to have proper indentation
  • Write programs with proper indentation

Debugging is a very important part of programming. In this lesson, students learn how to effectively debug their programs.

Objective

Students will be able to use debugging strategies to find and fix errors in their code.

Notebooks Due on Friday 9/13