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Computer Science Vocabulary Building Blocks

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Computer Science Vocabulary Building Blocks

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Computer Science Vocabulary Building Blocks

  1. 1. CODING Building Blocks for K-5 edtechreflections.com VOCABULARY @elizbtheastman
  2. 2. code One or more commands or algorithm(s) designed to be carried out by a computer. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com Code.org
  3. 3. computer science A field in which people use the power of computers to solve big problems and create new technologies. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com Scratch
  4. 4. algorithm A list of steps to finish a task. (It can be performed with or without a computer). E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  5. 5. persistence Trying again and again, even when something is very hard. Flappy Bird E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  6. 6. command An instruction for the computer. Many commands put together make up algorithms and computer programs. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  7. 7. loop A repetitive action or command typically created with programming loops. Code.org: Hour of Code E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  8. 8. conditionals Statements that only run under certain conditions or situations. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  9. 9. A program is an algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine. program Tynker E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  10. 10. Have the computer execute the commands you've written in your program. RUN program codespark.org E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  11. 11. bug An error in a program that prevents the program from running as expected. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  12. 12. decompose Break a problem down into smaller pieces. Botlogic.us E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  13. 13. debugging Finding and fixing errors in programs. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  14. 14. event An action that causes something to happen. Code.org: Draw Something E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  15. 15. function A piece of code that you can easily call over and over again. It includes the specific steps performed in the function. Code.org: Hour of Code E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  16. 16. data Quantities, characters, or symbols that are the inputs and outputs of computer programs. crunchzilla.com E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  17. 17. binary A way of representing information using only two options. E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  18. 18. Words used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that we leave online. digital footprint E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  19. 19. Someone who acts safely, responsibly, and respectfully online. digital citizen Commonsensemedia.org E. Eastman - edtechreflections.com
  20. 20. Contact Me: @elizbtheastman Find Me: about.me/elizbtheastman

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