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Computer Science Curriculum

On the platform built for student voice and creation, K-5 Computer Science curriculum from Seesaw every student in foundational computer science concepts – starting in kindergarten.

Empower Elementary Computer Science

Empower Elementary Computer Science.

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Foundational Computer Science Concepts

Empower students with the foundational skills they need for success in our digital world – beyond just coding.

Age-Appropriate Supports for Elementary Learners

Lessons scaffold complex computer science concepts in ways that learners of all ages can understand.

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The Right Balance of Plugged and Unplugged Learning

Seesaw tools make it easy for students to capture hands-on learning and add layers of explanation and reflection.

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Computer Science Skills Alignments

Aligned To Your Standards

Computer science is more than just computer literacy and coding. Seesaw’s Computer Science curriculum addresses the core strands in your state’s elementary computer science standards, including:

  • Systems and Impacts of Computing
  • Networks and the Internet
  • Data and Analysis
  • Computational Thinking
  • Algorithms and Programming

Designed for Elementary

Engage young learners with age-appropriate scaffolds that provide the building blocks for future computer science learning and inspire every student to see computer science in their lives, including:

  • Multimedia inputs like audio directions, videos, interactive texts, and guided discussions
  • Personal connections through diverse characters, cross-curricular connections, and real-life scenarios
  • Plugged and unplugged activities
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Powered by Seesaw’s Multimodal Learning Tools

High-quality computer science instruction requires powerful learning tools designed for young learners. Seesaw’s multimodal tools amplify fundamental skills at the core of computer science instruction, including:

  • Creative expression and communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaboration and connection

Fit Into Every Classroom

Lessons flex to fit into any instructional day. Seesaw works with your school’s specific set up and is simple to integrate into:

  • Core instruction
  • Specials rotations
  • Designated computer science blocks
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The curriculum includes key concepts beyond coding around computational thinking, digital literacy, and digital citizenship. It also encourages pair programming, which fosters collaboration in the classroom and maps to a common practice for computer scientists and engineers.

Marisa Dahl, Digital Learning Consultant, Heartland AEA
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Teach Computer Science With Confidence

Designed by content experts, everything teachers need for high-quality instruction is built in.

  • Teachers prepare for instruction with scope and sequences, lesson plans, pacing guides, and free professional development.
  • Whole class instruction and guided practice are supported by engaging videos, interactive texts, and discussion questions.
  • Independent practice includes engaging activities that reinforce learning with cross-curricular, real-life connections.
  • Assessments give teachers actionable insights into student learning beyond what can be captured by pencil and paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Seesaw’s Computer Science curriculum is designed to equip elementary classroom teachers to provide high-quality computer science instruction with confidence – no previous experience necessary. Everything teachers need for engaging and developmentally appropriate lessons is built right in.

Computer science is fundamental to student success in school and any path they pursue in our ever-evolving digital world. Starting computer science instruction in elementary school provides the building blocks for key skills like problem solving, computational thinking, and creative expression at a pivotal time in students’ development. At an age when students are forming interests and self-beliefs, high-quality computer science instruction in elementary school supports equal opportunity for all students to see themselves as computer scientists.

Yes! Computer science lessons cover the five strands of the CSTA Computer Science Standards and the seven ISTE Student Standards. Additionally, many lessons are designed to be cross-curricular and meet state and national standards for math, literacy, social-emotional learning, and more. Find alignments to specific state standards here.

Yes! Mission Code and Code the World lessons direct students to coding projects within Seesaw and on Scratch and Scratch Jr. Each coding project includes step-by-step video instructions for how to program on Scratch and ScratchJr. Students bring their learning back to Seesaw using the photo or upload tool to add an explanation, reflect on their learning, and share with their peers and family members.

High-quality computer science instruction requires powerful learning tools designed for elementary learners. Seesaw’s multimodal tools were built for student voice and creation, and our Computer Science curriculum makes the most of these tools to support engaging and accessible activities that seamlessly balance plugged and unplugged experiences.

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