First, let me say that I love the slides, thank you very much for adding them to the different subjects. I wanted to ask about the change this year in the CSD slides requiring a download of slides for each lesson versus each unit. This creates a bit of a challenge for those of us on block schedules that teach more than one lesson per day. I know I can download them all and put them together myself but I wanted to check first and see if you were planning to make the full unit decks available again. Any chance of that?
We haven’t been made aware of any plan to return to the unit-wide collective slide decks. The only suggestion I can think of would be to manually combine them as needed. I agree, I think it would be nice to have the option. You might go into the Report a Bug & select “I’d Like to Request a Feature” for the subject and leave them a note about your suggestion. That always helps to get teacher requests to the right people.
I’m unable to find the slides. Is there a link you can provide for CSD?
The slides are located on each lesson plan in the resources for that section. There are several ways to get to the lesson plans. I like navigating to http://curriculum.code.org and then selecting CS Discoveries and then the unit I am currently teaching.
Here’s a direct link to Unit 1 Lesson 1. The bottom right side of the page has “Links” and you should see the slides for that lesson (Intro to Problem Solving).
Hopefully this helps!
One of my favorite resources can be found from the main CS Discoveries home page and then clicking the teacher resources button to “all resources”. It is one-stop-shopping for all that you need for CSD - including the slides.
The slides are so supposed to be animated, but they export as PDFs. How do I get the slides to not be pdf?
The slides are available as either a pdf download or as a google docs template. If you look at the screenshot below, this is from the link @melynn posted above for "all resources. "
The “Download” link will download the .pdf file, but the Blue text (The Problem Solving Process), will let you copy the slide template into Google Slides. (Look for the Template button) in the top right corner after clicking on this link. Then, you can customize them to your own liking.
Hope this helps!