Top 5 Things to Know Before You Play Mission US: Up from the Dust

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Download this helpful printable from Mission US that includes five important pieces of background information that will be helpful to students as they play the game....

National Parks Lesson Plan: Research a National Park

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about America’s National Parks, from the history of why they were established to how they provide...

Up From the Dust: Additional Features for My BrainPOP

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Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If you have a school-wide subscription to BrainPOP, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play Mission US: Up ...
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Mission US: Up From the Dust Educator Guide

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Click to download the complete classroom guide for the Up From the Dust simulation provided courtesy of Mission US. Explore the Mission US for writing prompts, primary source documents, activities, a...
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Pair Programming Tutorial Video

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In this video, Colleen Lewis (Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College) describes Paired Programming -- a strategy where two students use one computer. One student, the “driv...
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Creative Coding Assessment Rubric

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Use this simple, printable rubric to assess students' coding projects. You may share the rubric in advance of the project so students know what is expected....
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Standard Alignments and Creative Coding

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Creative Coding has been designed with multiple standards in mind, particularly Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards and the Next Generation Science Engineering Standards. As students learn to ...
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Creative Coding “Cheat Sheet”

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Print out this page for coding command references for each of the coding projects....
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Creative Coding and Differentiation

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All students, from learners with disabilities to high achievers, can enjoy and make the most of BrainPOP’s Creative Coding projects. Following are strategies and tips for all types of learners.   ...
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Stop Motion Lesson Plan: Creative Coding

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-8, features Creative Coding, a project-based approach to coding that prompts students to show what they know about a topic by using BrainPOP assets. This lesso...