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Alana Robinson

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New Computer Science Vocabulary Word - Algorithms: What is an Algorithm?

Use the label and drawing tools to define the new computer science vocabulary word ALGORITHM FIRST Read/SKIM"Algorithms in Action" on Page 6-7 in the book Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding with or without a partner. SECOND WATCH The FLOCABULARY VIDEO "ALGORITHM" THIRD JOURNAL YOUR RESPONSES TO THESE QUESTIONS a)Define the word Algorithm (what is it?) b)Give 2-3 real-world examples (i.e. brushing your teeth, doing a google search) c) How are algorithms used in computers - give an example TO UPLOAD YOUR JOURNAL RESPONSE 2. Tap the add button. 3. Choose the drawing tool. Tap the label or drawing tool to write or type the new word and its definition. 4. Use the drawing tool to sketch something that will help you remember the word. 5. Use the microphone to record yourself using the word in a sentence. 6. Tap the check to add to your portfolio.

8th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Computer Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Algorithms: What is an algorithm and why should you care?