Hour of Code.

Date of lesson: Friday December 13, 2013Grade you'll be teaching: We will be teaching the 3rd Grade.What app will you be using: Scratch.... Link-->Scratch, Tynker.... Link--> Tynker

Team Leader (s): Mark and AkshayTeam Members: Brock, David, Leah, Campbell, and Mattie.


Scratch is a website that allows kids to code and make their own games. Also Tynker is a lower form of Scratch teaching you the basics.

First show them the Hour of Code video, then show them Scratch's hour of code video.Next we will show them our example Christmas card, and the script.Then they will start on their own, with Scratch's instructions and their helper.After 20 or so minutes, we will wrap up and save their cards.

Introduction and Hook

What will be your "hook" for today?We will play Christmas music to the kids before we show them to make an interactive Christmas card.
Who will welcome students: Campbell and MattieWhat will be the instructions: Each kid to go to a computer with their "personal teacher".What will be on the board: The Scratch hour of code tutorial.
Who will be "running" the computer: LeahWhat will be on the student computers: The scratch website with the hour of code tutorial video.
Will the student computers be logged in with a certain ID? They will be logged on to the Westwood17 account.

During Class

List what will be done in class -- list the approximate amount of time on each (if you know).First we will show them the scratch video, 4 minutes. Then we will show them our example interactive Christmas card, 5-8 minutes.After that the kids will start to make their own, with the hour of code instructions and their helper, or they will go to Tynker and learn coding from there. 25 minutes.

Ending Class

What time will you start wrapping up class?We will start wrapping up class around 2:00 to give the kids plenty of time to save their games and get their stuff together. At this time we will also give them the certificates, and their handouts.


Who will make your handouts: Akshay, Mark and Brock.
We made a handout for each child to give to their parents to explain what they did.
Handout Link to Handout-->

Additional Jobs

Our photographer will be Mattie.
Anything you need from Mrs. Davis?We only needed Mrs. Davis for the introduction and the closing.
Reflection and Evaluation

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Today we taught the kids of the 3rd grade class. Above are pictures of us helping the kids and giving our presentation and their reward certificates. First we showed them two videos and then we let them start on making their own holiday cards. If some of the kids did not understand scratch, they moved down to Tynker, some of them understood Scratch, and after finishing their holiday card, they went on to make a different game. Twelve minutes before class ended we got the kids to a stopping point, and gave them their certificates, and sent them on their way. It was an enjoyable day.