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codescty.com

Aug 02, 2021 2021-08-02

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Hip-Hop Music That Teaches Computer Science

CodeScty is an interactive learning experience designed to introduce young people to computational thinking and coding concepts through a cultural lens that they are familiar with. CodeScty’s tech-forward music education platform includes original hip-hop music, videos, and experiential learning activities to teach computer science principles and computational thinking to seventh- and eighth-grade students who are underrepresented in STE(A)M. The CodeScty learning experience is kinetic and dynamic: students are moving, out of their seats and creating art, with art and youth culture as entry points for computer science education. The free CodeScty curriculum is aligned with the CS4ALL Blueprint, which identifies five key concepts for computer science education: algorithms, abstraction, programming, data, and networks, as well as skills such as analyzing, prototyping, and communicating. Using these key concepts and skills as a foundation, CodeScty’s developers write music and create media that serve as an entry point for understanding each concept, and follow up with supplemental classroom activities that assess students’ skills in each concept area. The classroom comes alive with engaging music, case studies, design challenges, and games that deepen students’ knowledge, analyze and embody key concepts, and check for understanding.

Computational Thinking Computer Science/Coding/Programming STEM • STEAM • STREAM Music

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