Practices

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What does CS look like in the ELA and the English methods classrooms? That's what we want to find out. We'll keep track of promising practices here. Below are some resources to start with.

BardBots: A Shakespearean introduction to computational thinking. Students study scenes from Shakespeare, interpret them, and then program robots to perform them. Lots of resources over here. 

Mixed Literary Analyses: A collection of three units that introduce students (and teachers) to computational text analysis and data visualization. Designed by Tom Liam Lynch for CS4All, they include standards alignment, pacing calendars, final assessments, and assessment rubrics. 

Strata and Bones: Tom's new collection of essays from his 5-years editing English Journal's Soft(a)ware column. Includes useful conceptual and practical introductions to the worlds of computer and English.