Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9½
978-1-4758-2543-5 • Hardback • April 2016 • $52.00 • (£40.00)
978-1-4758-2544-2 • Paperback • April 2016 • $27.00 • (£20.99)
978-1-4758-2545-9 • eBook • April 2016 • $25.50 • (£19.99)
Sam Patterson, Ed.D, is a K-5 technology integration specialist in Silicon Valley. Sam’s classroom is full of challenging and playful learning that puts the students and learning, not the technology, at the center of the lesson.For more information, visit www.beyondthehourofcode.com
Foreword Roger Wagner
Chapter 1: Why Teach Programming in the Primary Grades?
Chapter 2: What Can We Learn Through Programming?
Chapter 3: Offline Programming and the Power of Dance to Develop Logic
Chapter 4: Programming for Pre-readers
Chapter 5: Blockly-based App Programming
Chapter 6: Scratch and Other Web-based Programming Platforms
Chapter 7: Learning with Robots; Lesson Design in Three Dimensions
Chapter 8: Programming to Learn Social Skills
Chapter 9: Programming to Learn to Read
Chapter 10: Programming to Learn in Elementary STEM
Chapter 11: Resources and Quick-Start Lesson Ideas
About the Author
Programming in the Primary Grades is a valuable book for educators who want to share the powerful “hard fun” of creative coding with younger students. Clear and practical advice and examples make this a resource that will be read and re-read as the learning journey unfolds.
— Sylvia Martinez, Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom (http://inventtolearn.com)
Programming in the Primary Grades is a well written guide to inspire and guide elementary teachers in creating effective lessons that work in programming. Kids need to learn programming in elementary school and this book will help do just that.
— Esther Wojcicki, Author of Moonshots in Education and Founder of Palo Alto High School Media Arts program
We live in a world where kids have the opportunity to invent and make whatever they can imagine. Programming in the Primary Grades is a valuable tool that gives kids the foundation they'll need to succeed in the future.
— Adam Wilson, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Sphero
Have you ever wondered about the mysterious world of coding? Learn why Sam Patterson is helping schools go Beyond the Hour of code in his book, Programming in the Primary Grades, featured in this podcast from TeacherCast