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Assessment: Designing Solutions for the Home

by  Wonder Workshop

Description

Level B, Lesson 6: In this lesson, students will work in small groups, using Dash to solve a problem at home. Students will use the Design Thinking Process to identify a problem and possible solution(s). Then they will plan an attachment for Dash, along with an algorithm.

Subjects:

Coding

Group Size:

1 - 3 students

Target Grades:

1 - 2

Time Required:

2 hours

Objectives

  • Students will:

    • Demonstrate and use the coding concepts introduced in Level B to program a set of instructions for Dash to follow. These concepts would include: sequences, loops, and events.
    • Assign specific parameters to different coding blocks such as drive and repeat blocks.
    • Learn about the beginning steps of the Design Thinking Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Build, and Improve.
    • Confirm understanding of discussion by asking and answering questions.
    • Draw an attachment for Dash.
    • Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event.
    • Follow agreed-upon rules during group discussions.
    • Explain ideas to peers and teacher audibly and clearly with guidance and support from teacher to improve their initial designs.