Introducing Digital Technologies Through Algorithms Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Introducing Digital Technologies Through Algorithms Unit Plan

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3 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: K, 1 - 2

This Technology unit has been designed to introduce digital technologies to younger students; specifically, the purpose, structure and features of algorithms.

It consists of 3 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Introduction to Algorithms

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the concept of an algorithm by listing steps to move an object around a map.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Creating Basic Algorithms

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will consolidate understanding of algorithms by creating a set of instructions.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Applying Basic Algorithms

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will follow a sequence of steps and identify these as an algorithm.

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