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NGSS Standards

Posted October 14, 2019 by ilee

Document highlighting the conceptual shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards

El Juego de la pesca (La Tragedia de los Comunes)

Posted March 29, 2017 by Rizzi

El Juego de la Pesca utiliza el concepto de Tragedia de los Comunes (Hardin, 1968) para trabajar sobre sustentabilidad. El jugador (pescador) tiene 10 días para atrapar tantos peces como pueda para alimentar a su familia. Cada día, el pescador puede elegir pescar uno, dos o tres peces, o no pescar ninguno. Hay otros dos pescadores que también tratan de capturar tantos peces como puedan. El lago en el que se pesca sólo puede soportar 20 peces (que es la capacidad de carga del lago).

Crash Course on Design Thinking

Posted April 3, 2017 by turtle

A 90-minute "virtual crash course" on Design Thinking, by Stanford University. A resource for teachers. "Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge. Through this experience we hope you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines"

Rubric ideas for assessing computer models

Posted April 5, 2017 by turtle

In December 2015, Code.org teachers were asked for their ideas on 4 important criteria to include in any rubric used to assess computer models. Here are their ideas, in a forum discussion.

The Giraffe and the Platypus

Posted June 12, 2017 by sgibbs

This is an activity that allows teachers in a workshop to experience and explore the equity issue involved in differences in background knowledge of students.

Debugging Guide

Posted May 26, 2018 by sgibbs

A short guide for identifying and fixing common bugs in StarLogo Nova 2.0.

Troubleshooting Guide

Posted May 26, 2018 by sgibbs

A brief guide to Troubleshooting for teachers and facilitators -- how to get StarLogo Nova to work correctly.

Defensive Programming Practices

Posted May 26, 2018 by sgibbs

A brief guide for teachers and facilitators to help students develop programming practices to keep them out of trouble.

Decoding Guide

Posted May 26, 2018 by sgibbs

Strategies for teaching students to read code to understand how a program or model works.

Teaching Equity Resources

Posted June 4, 2018 by sgibbs

Here are links to the resources used in CS in Science workshops to discuss equity in computer science.

Project GUTS teacher & facilitator guides

Posted June 19, 2018 by sgibbs

These guides are aimed at helping teachers or workshop facilitators help their students or participants be independent learners while working with computer models. They are a work in progress - final versions will be uploaded soon. Please feel free to point out any corrections or additions in a discussion thread -- Thanks!

CS Concepts Guide

Posted July 27, 2018 by turtle

This is a guide to CS concepts in the order they are introduced in the CS in Science modules.

Skill Building Deck

Posted June 12, 2019 by ilee

A slide deck of exercises to build CS and decoding skills

Project GUTS MOOC

Posted December 7, 2016 by turtle

Project GUTS presented the CS in Science curriculum modules in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The links below will allow you access to the original MOOC site, to see not only the written curriculum but also screencasts of building the related StarLogo Nova models and other background information for teachers and facilitators. The MOOC was also translated in Spanish (see link below).

For the 2017 course, please go to guts-2017.appspot.com

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