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Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Computer Fundamentals

Scratch Basics Episode 8: Moving Up and Down

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Scratch Basics Episode 4: Adding Sound

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Unplugged Coding: Binary Decoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges learners to decode a secret message written in binary code. In this activity learners will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. Learners will break down the binary code to represent single letters then arrange them in the blanks to uncover the secret message.

Computer Fundamentals, Other

Game Narrative in Detail: Step Four, Five, Six, Seven

Middle - Grade 12

This tutorial will take a detailed look at the last 4 steps involved in creating a video game narrative and provide the learner with more direction to finish writing their own narrative.

Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Other

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 6

Primary - Grade 12

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of May 25th to 29th.

App Development, Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Unplugged Coding: Hopscotch

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged activity is an outdoor activity that is geared towards a younger audience and focuses on algorithms. Learners will further explore algorithms and how they are used in our daily routines. Learners will design their own algorithms that will be used to guide people across a hopscotch court.

Computer Fundamentals

Game Narrative in Detail: Step One, Two, Three

Middle - Grade 12

This tutorial will take a detailed look at the first 3 steps involved in creating a video game narrative and provide the learner with more direction to get started on writing their own narrative.

Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Other

Story Storm Activity

Primary - Grade 6

This activity is the basis for storytelling, just a very simple way to get into the art of creating stories!

Digital Storytelling

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 3

Primary - Grade 12

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of May 4th to May 8th. May the 4th be with you.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Computer Fundamentals, Engineering, Language, Other

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 2

Primary - Grade 12

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of April 27th to May 1st.

App Development, Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Podcasting

Grade 4 - Grade 8

Do you listen to podcasts? Or maybe you don’t know what a podcasting is. Find out more in this lesson as Michelle Jilesen teaches us how to create a podcast of our own.

Computer Fundamentals, Digital Storytelling, Sound Design

Film Review

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Students will review short films and write a film review based on the intended audience, point of view, and purpose.

Art & Design, Digital Storytelling

Technology Consumption Vs. Technology Creation

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Students will learn that it is acceptable and encouraged to use computers and technology for fun and learning, but it is also very important to consider what they are consuming and why.