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Bringing Coding Into the Art Room



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Introduction 0:48

Getting Started With Coding

What Is Coding? 1:17

Why Coding in Art? 1:37

No Tech and Low Tech Coding Options

Coding and Tech Book Review 1:34

Think Like a Programmer 3:00

Beaded Binary 2:25

Binary Name Plates 2:50

Mazes 2:49

Introductory Coding With Bee-Bots

About Bee-Bots 2:42

Dot Day Extension 3:00

Community Helpers 8:21

Introduction to Scratch

Getting Started With Scratch 7:05

Introduction to Makey Makey

Introduction to Makey Makey 2:29

Makey Makey in the Intermediate Classroom 6:41

Makey Makey in the Early Elementary Classroom 6:37

Advanced Coding With Hummingbird

Introduction to Hummingbird Kits 5:53

Sensor Projects 3:45


Conclusion 1:50

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Bringing Coding Into the Art Room

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Identify and integrate a variety of coding tools and techniques aligned with your budget and age level needs.

  • 2 Build student confidence using coding in the art room through scaffolded lessons from early elementary through advanced students.

  • 3 Engage critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create meaningful connections between art and technology.

Coding is an engaging process with real-world relevance that can bring artworks to life. However, it can be intimidating for those with little to no experience to guide them. Join facilitator Catie Nasser as she shares how you don’t have to be an expert to introduce coding to your students. She’ll walk you through how to begin explaining coding to kids and get them working with this computer language through artmaking. Through no tech, low tech, and high tech ideas, this Pack will give you all you need, including the confidence, to get started with coding in the art room.

Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

7. Media and Techniques

A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level

8. Creativity
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills

9. Connections
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections

Connected National Visual Arts Standards

Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Catie Nasser

Catie Nasser

Elementary Art Teacher and Art Therapist

Catie Nasser is an art educator and art therapist who has been working with children for over fifteen years in a variety of public, private, and therapeutic settings. She is committed to using art as a tool to help youth find their voice and express their thoughts and ideas. Catie currently lives and teaches in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.


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