Category Archives: Middle School

Second Semester Looms

So now that we are past the holiday rush, and exams are done, I am trying to pace out second semester. I have boon looking to a couple of places for inspiration.

Books:

Blogs:
I have found a wealth of ideas through elementary themed blogs – who knew! My favorite so far is using a oil pan from autoZone ($10) for a large magnetic wall board.

Created by Rebecca Dovi

I have spent the last 18 years teaching math and computer science at Powhatan High School in Powhatan Virginia. I currently teach Algebra 2, Exploring Computer Science/Game Design, and AP Computer Science. I also facilitate a Middle School Tech Club, Game Design and Tech Divas Summer Camps.

Official Certificates

Ok, this is cracking me up:

This site lets you create “official” certificates, Mad-Libs style. It is the Bureau of Communication.

This has potential for the Intro to CS class. We’re going to be doing String manipulation soon and this could make for a fun start.

Created by Rebecca Dovi

I have spent the last 18 years teaching math and computer science at Powhatan High School in Powhatan Virginia. I currently teach Algebra 2, Exploring Computer Science/Game Design, and AP Computer Science. I also facilitate a Middle School Tech Club, Game Design and Tech Divas Summer Camps.

Lightbot

This online game moves students through basic commands, functions, conditionals and recursion. Easy interface and a great simple introduction to the concepts of programming.

LightBot

LightBot – Hour of Code

Created by Rebecca Dovi

 

I have spent the last 18 years teaching math and computer science at Powhatan High School in Powhatan Virginia. I currently teach Algebra 2, Exploring Computer Science/Game Design, and AP Computer Science. I also facilitate a Middle School Tech Club, Game Design and Tech Divas Summer Camps.

Middle School Computer Science Course

CodeVA is currently working with several school districts to develop a semester middle school computer science course.

A draft of the units of instruction can be seen here.Middle School Computer Science Course Outline

In Virginia many schools will be using the state course 6609 for this curricula.

Rebecca Dovi
As CEO (chief educational officer) of CodeVA Rebecca is responsible for training teachers and developing computer science curriculum as CodeVA works to bring computer science education to all Virginia students.