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DANCE CODING


What is Dance Coding? A way for girls to learn computer programing skills through dance.

The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Vocabulary Code: steps created and written in a special language (Java, C++ etc.) to make up a computer program. Computer Program: an application that uses special language (code) to help a machine complete a task. If/Then: If something happens, then something else happens. Robot: a machine that can do complex tasks (usually programmed by computer code) complete a task.

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Algorithm: a series of steps that are used to complete a task (or a program).


Mother may I program? Project: Girls (robot) will follow the program created by the leader (robot programmer). Materials: index cards, colored pencils, colored squares for floor. Directions: • Place colored paper (red, green, blue, yellow) randomly on floor, and girls circle up around. You can put multiple of each color. • Read your program step by step that is on your card and follow the directions (where to go, how to move there, action to do when you arrive) until program is finished. You can repeat this several times. • Create your own card (be the programmer), it should be legible because you will trade your card with other robots to follow.

Girl Scout Values Computer Programmers have to be courageous! They have to keep trying new things until they get it right. Girl Scouts have to be courageous too! Being courageous means that you’re brave and you’re not afraid even when you know things are going to be difficult. Can you think of a time when you were courageous?

Sample Program Card Start (anywhere)

Tiptoe

Touch Nose 1 Time

Spin Around 1 Time Backwards Walk Slow Walk

Do A Dance

Touch Knees Sneaky Walk

Career Exploration

Computer Programmer Did you know a computer programmer writes programs and rewrites programs until they are free of errors?


Learn About Coding

Let’s Dance How much do you know about If/Then?

As a group follow a code (dance steps) to complete a task (a full dance). Suggested songs: Cha Cha Slide or Electric Slide. Ready for a challenge? Pick your own song and create your own code (dance steps) to make your own dance.

Project: Getting ready in the morning! Objective: Girls will explore how they use algorithms in their daily lives Materials: Paper and pencils Directions: • Come up with a list of things girls do to get ready in the morning (i.e. brush teeth, eat breakfast, etc.). • Divide into small groups, choose one task you do to get ready in the morning and write out each step required to complete the “getting ready” task. (Suggestion: Write it as if your talking to a 3 year old you are teaching the task to. • Come together as a large group. One girl from each group reads their task while another girl from a different group listens and acts out the task as it is read. Repeat for all groups.

Everyday Algorithms (All Levels) Tech and Math


How to Join a Troop in your Borough Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. When your child joins the Girl Scouts, she becomes a sister to girls all over the world.

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(212) 645-4000 When you contact us, please include your name, your borough, your child’s school and grade, and a callback number. A representative from the Girl Scouts will assist you in finding a troop. Girl Scout troops are run by caring adult volunteers like you. To find out more about how you can make a difference in the life of a girl, visit www.girlscoutsnyc.org or call (212) 645-4000.

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Dance Coding Activity Book 2019  

Computer Programmers have to be courageous! They have to keep trying new things until they get it right. Girl Scouts have to be courageous...

Dance Coding Activity Book 2019  

Computer Programmers have to be courageous! They have to keep trying new things until they get it right. Girl Scouts have to be courageous...