Educator notes

## Educator Intro

**Length of the chapter: 30 - 90min**

Adjust the length of the chapter according to the time you have at hand. There are more detailed lesson plans below

### Learning Objectives

**The student…**

- … is familiar with the interface of Sonic pi
- … can write a simple program with musical output
- … has a basic understanding of notes, rhythm and tempo
- … understands that computers cannot complete a sequence of instructions if they contain an error
- … can iterate code a number of times
- … knows how to save a program with Sonic Pi
- … knows how to record the output of a program with Sonic Pi

### Slides and Lesson Plans

You can use the slides below to introduce the first chapter to the students. There are speaker notes in the slides that explain them. To see the speaker notes, click **Options > Open Speaker Notes** in the bottom panel of the slides. There are similar slides in the Educator Intro of every chapter.

See also the lesson plans below the slides!

### Plan 1 - Structured Lesson

Time to complete | Activity |
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15 min | Start this module with the slides above. |

5 min | Add your students to your virtual classroom. See that everyone has an access to the material. If you have students' email addresses, you can enroll them before the first lesson. |

15 - 20 min | Students start the first chapter alone or in pairs and go through the topic Welcome Superstar.
They can skip the first video as you already showed it in the slides. Ask students to raise their hand
if they have any challenges! |

5 min | A little discussion in the class: any challenges so far? |

15 - 20 min | Students continue with the material and go through the topic Play a Melody.Ask students
to raise their hand if they have challenges! |

10 min | Reflection discussion: What haveyou learned until now? Introduction to exercise 1 - Show an example result - Give a time-limit: 10 minutes! |

20 min | Students develop their melody and submit the code to the box. The faster students can also do Exercise 2. You can end the lesson (or start the next lesson) by going through a couple of melodies the students have made, if they are willing to show them! |

### Plan 2 - Freely flowing lesson

Time to complete | Activity |
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5 min | Add the students to your virtual classroom. See that everyone has an access to the material. If you have students' email addresses, you can enroll them before the first lesson. |

10 - 15 min | Show the learning material with a projector. Set a goal for the first lesson: Complete the first
chapter! Show Exercise 1 of the chapter to the students with the projector. Ask the students to start from the topic Welcome Superstar! and then continue forward to the first
chapter. Ask students to raise their hand if they have a any questions. |

60 min | Walk around in the classroom and help students with their challenges. |

10 min | Summary and the end of the lesson. |