Announcing Project GUTS activities for
CSEdWeek & Hour of Code
December 4-10, 2017
We are excited to share two Project GUTS activities for this year's #CSEdWeek and Hour of Code. Give them a try and if you would like to share out on social media, use the tags: @projectguts #CSEdWeek #HourofCode
Go to https://hourofcode.com/us/learn and select "MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program" in the created by pull down.
- Pop Culture Data Science is an activity created in partnership with MIT AppInventor and UMass Lowell's iSENSE teams. It gives gives beginners an accessible introduction to crowd-sourcing data, visualization, and data analysis using interactive tools. The aim is to demonstrate that anybody can contribute to data science projects and that computer science can be connected to a wide variety of topics (even trends in popular culture) making it relevant to a variety of people. In this activity, students practice asking their own questions about popular culture and seeking answers to those questions using computational tools.
Go to https://hourofcode.com/us/learn and select "Project GUTS" in the created by pull down.
- Rock, Paper, Scissors is an "unplugged" activity helps students learn how modeling and simulation works by having a group of students play different versions of the Rock / Paper / Scissors game, and see the results as different modeling experiments.
We hope you enjoy these activities. Please let us know how your students liked them.