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Camps, Clubs and Competitions

Would you like to get your students interested in more than just using instant messaging and Facebook? This session will enable you to start computing after school clubs, summer camps, and competitions. It will give you free software that you can use to introduce computing concepts to your students.

Lego Mindstorms Robot Workshop

This is a five-part tutorial to learn to program Lego Mindstorms robots. The five parts include: basic movements, movement sequences, loops, sensors and conditionals. Just as with human movement, any complicated robot movement can be broken down into a series of simpler movements. We’ll start by getting familiar with the basic building blocks of robot movement.

Making K-8 CS A Reality

Should computer science be taught in grades K-8? Can it be taught to students that young? CSTA's Level I committee believes the answer to both questions is Yes.

Teaching CS from K through 12

Presenters answer the question "How can we best teach programming?" Their three goals are to demystify computers for students, encourage students to learn programming, provide tools for parents/educators. Start teaching programming in 6th-8th grades. They include an overview of a middle grade level class. They use Gameboy Advance games as basis for their student projects.

Visual Programming via the Squeak Car Demo

Visual programming environments are perfect for teaching computational concepts and problem solving techniques without having to worry about syntax. On the site for thie workshop noted in the URL of this database entry, there are many more references to Sqeak and other programming environments.
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