I wanted to share an idea I had for Unit 1 of CSD.
There are a lot of activities having students create posters of their ideas. This can get cumbersome when you have multiple classes (middle school), not to mention expensive. Unit 1.4 also requires a lot of printing. So . . . instead of having students create posters and have to print and cut multiple copies of the pictures, I employed my bulletin boards. I put “Computer” and “Not a Computer” signs on each board and had students pin their pictures on them. I was able to get away with printing and cutting out only ONE set of the pictures for all classes. Also, the fact that they were merely pinned and not pasted allowed me to have students move their pictures after we learned the official definition of a computer. Very handy! CSD Unit 1 is working out great!!