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High School

Wellsville CSD Week of Code & Digital Citizenship: High School

February 12, 2016

Available to assist this week: Kate, Rob, Tony, Mariah, Colby, Andrew & Shannon

3rd Block session:

Grades 9 -12 - February 12th - 9:20-10:00


Coding Component

  • Discuss coding and what it is.


Coding is the basic computer language that makes all electronics and software work. It tells your devices how to do what you want it to do. Examples of Coding: Video Game Creation, Websites, Robotics, Apps, audio, visual, etc.

Watch the Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding? video as a whole group on your projector:


  • Apps on the iPads (Light Bot & Hopscotch they should be pushed to the student iPads by the 10th)
    • Using your Apple TV - project the Light Bot app as you work through the app as well. (HINT: Play Ahead of Time)
    • Introduce basic coding through a game format
    • These apps use the Blockly method of coding.
    • Blocky coding is a snap together puzzle piece form of coding.
    • Have students work through Light Bot to get a basic understanding of the process.
      • Have students work work at their own pace.
      • There is music in the background use headphones or turn volume off while they work.
  • Scratch Jr or Hopscotch – Students can explore more advanced aspects of coding
    • Free form coding app – more of an open format – start from Scratch
    • They design their own environment and characters
  • For further interest – share and Khan Academy


Digital Citizenship Component

    • Discussion about Digital Law and Digital Privacy
      • Digital Law
        • What is a Copyright or Trademark? "Patents"
          • Basic Concept:
            • Ownership of intellectual property.
            • Intellectual property is the things you create (story's, art, music, ideas, etc.)
            • Official Registered Copyright and Trademark go through the Government.
            • Each type is protected by law, however registered ones are easier to prove.
        • Why is it important to give people credit for their work?
          • Plagiarism
          • Do you want someone else to take credit for your work?
        • If you change someone else’s work without citing it, is that legal?
          • You cannot change their work without permission
          • You can create your own interpretation of it, however you need to cite the original work.
        • How do you cite your sources?
          • Citation Tools:
            • Easy Bib
            • MS Word 2013+
          • MLA & APA
      • Digital Privacy
        • What is Privacy?
          • Things you do not want others to know.
          • Any personal information that the public does not have the right to know.
          • Freedom from undesired intrusion. (The American Heritage Student Dictionary)
        • How does that translate into the Digital Realm?
          • Do not post very personal information on social media.
          • Everything posted you lose all privacy, nothing is deleted and it is no longer private.
          • Even taking a photo on your phone and not posting it is still not private.
        • When it comes down to it, is Digital Privacy real?
          • NO


    Tie Digital Citizenship to Coding to create a short Digital Story

    • Using the Coding App Scratch  Jr or Hopscotch 
      • Student will choose a topic
        • Digital Law
        • Digital Privacy
      • Students will design characters (1-2) and an environment
      • Using their topic and App of their Choice
        • Students will create a Digital Story
          • Short skit/play to represent what they learned from the video and discussion using the apps.
          • Share it with your teacher and classmates. (HINT: use Apple TV to project)