Throughout the material there are educator notes such as this that are designed to help you succeed in a classroom situation. Click them to open them! The first educator note of a chapter is always a longer Educator Intro that you can use to prepare for the lesson.
This material is designed to be used in a blended learning environment, even though students work online, you can help navigate and facilitate their learning in the classroom.
This material is easy to use - there’s no need for long preparations.
If you want to start teaching right away, see the Checklist For The First Lesson. See also the Educator Intro in the first chapter. If you have more time, browse through this For the Educator -chapter then jump to the Educator Intro in the first chapter to plan your first lessons.
The aim of this course is to help you to get started with teaching art programming with Processing. We provide you and your students with materials that allow anyone to learn the basics. You are now in For The Educator -chapter which is followed by the student material that consists of 4 chapters.
The structure of this module:
- Art With shapes (60-90 min)
- Moving Stuff (90 -150 min)
- Interact with it (90 - 150 min)
- Creating More (60-120 min)
The Educator material is divided as follows:
For the Educator - You are here right now. Essential preparations before teaching, installations and software, learning objectives and assessment.
Educator Intros are found in the beginning of every chapter and include the following things.
- Chapter Summary - A video about the chapter and learning objectives.
- Slides and Lesson Plans - Introductory Slides and possible lesson plans.
Educator Notes are placed in the material and include extra-information, right answers to the coding tasks, pedagogical tips and ideas for activities in the classroom.
Install Processing to School Computers
You can download Processing version 3.4 (or later) from the official Processing website: http://processing.org/download/
Below there's a pdf that explains all the necessary steps to download and install it for Windows or Mac OS or Linux.
- If your school or facility has IT support personnel that is responsible for installing software on the computers, you can forward the above linked pdf to them.
- If your students use their own computers, they can make the installations beforehand or at the first lesson.
- If it's impossible to complete the installation on your available computers, you can also use the Open Processing web-based programming environment https://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/create
This is not a recommended alternative because as we use Processing IDE in the tutorial videos and the Open Processing web editor isn't the best tool as projects become more complicated.