Clever is an application platform embedded inside the NCEdCloud and hosts many of the apps and resources educators use for student instruction. Some of the resources include SAS Curriculum Pathways, MasteryConnect, Lexia and so on. Additionally, educators can add their own favorite apps from either the Apple or the Chrome Store.
This lesson demonstrates how conditionals can be used to tailor a program to specific information. We don’t always have all of the information we need when writing a program. Sometimes you will want to do something different in one situation than in another, even if you don't know what situation will be true when your code runs. That is where conditionals come in. Conditionals allow a computer to make a decision, based on the information that is true any time your code is run.
Students will practice `while` loops, `until` loops, and `if / else` statements. All of these blocks use conditionals. By practicing all three, students will learn to write complex and flexible code.
Though many people think of binary as strictly zeros and ones, students will be introduced to the idea that information can be represented in a variety of binary options. This lesson takes that concept one step further as it illustrates how a computer can store even more complex information (such as images and colors) in binary, as well.
Kahoot! is a free tool for using technology to administer quizzes, discussions or surveys. It is a game based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time. Multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen. Students answer the questions with their smartphone, tablet or computer.
The Jeopardy game template can be used as a resource to support reading skills development. The Jeopardy Labs site has many options for reading instruction in the areas of phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and other areas.