The survival guide clearly states that topics from the survival guide can be used.
Yes it’s true. They can certainly use one of the innovations from that list if it’s a good choice. Not all of them are. I would recommend the students find their own though. All those on that list are way over used!
The guide for teachers on Code.org states " Teachers may not: * assign, provide, or distribute specific topics to students;"
Doesn’t this list in the survival guide do exactly that?
I believe it’s ok as long as you don’t require the students to chose one from the list. The list just one resource they can use to find a topic of interest to them.