Our Pedagogy

To Play. To Think. To Code. To Reflect.

A four learning and practicing steps in a typical CoolThink lesson.

Our Curriculum

We provide a 3-year curriculum for upper primary students (age 9-12) covering up to 14 class hours of CT education in each academic year, with a final project for each grade level to integrate the year’s learning with practical applications.

LEVEL 1Scratch
LEVEL 2MIT App Inventor I
LEVEL 3MIT App Inventor II

LEVEL 1                                        Scratch

  • Unit 8.1 —
    Creative Computing with Scratch
  1. Events | Sequences | Repetition
  2. Environment
  • Unit 8.2 —
    Dancing Cat
  1. Events | Sequences | Repetition
  2. Music, Next Costume
  • Unit 8.3 —
    Make a Maze Game with Scratch
  1. Conditionals
  2. Keyboard Control
  • Unit 8.4 —
    Tell a Joke with Scratch
  1. Parallelism
  2. Backdrop, Broadcast
  • Unit 8.5 —
    Tell a Story with Scratch
  1. Parallelism
  2. Backdrop, Broadcast
  • Unit 8.6 —
    Making Magic
  1. Events, Conditionals
  2. Video Sensing
  • Unit 8.7-8.8 —
    Computational Arts with Scratch
  1. Procedure
  2. Pen Extension
  • Scratch Final Project

LEVEL 2                    MIT App Inventor I

Artificial Intelligence Unit:
| Voice Calculator |

  • Unit 8.1 —
    Hello It’s Me
  1. Events
  2. Environment
  • Unit 8.2 —
    My Piano App
  1. Naming
  2. Button, Player
  • Unit 8.3 —
    Music Jukebox App
  1. Conditionals
  2. Button, Player
  • Unit 8.4 —
    Addition Game
  1. Procedure
  2. Canvas, ImageSprites
  • Unit 8.5-8.6 —
    Vocabulary Learning App
  1. List
  2. QR Code
  • Unit 8.7-8.8 —
    Find The Gold App
  1. Procedure
  2. Canvas, ImageSprite, Clock, Accelerometer, Notifer
  • MIT App Inventor Project I

LEVEL 3                   MIT App Inventor II

Artificial Intelligence Unit:
| PICaboo |

  • Unit 8.1-8.2 —
    Hong Kong Tour Guide
  1. Lists
  2. Map, List, TinyDB, screen, Camera
  • Unit 8.3 —
    Two-button Game
  1. Data Manipulations
  2. CloudDB
  • Unit 8.4-8.5 —
    Factor Game
  1. Procedure
  2. Mod
  • Unit 8.6-8.8 —
    Sketch and Guess
  1. Data Manipulations
  2. CloudDB, Spinner
  • MIT App Inventor Project II

We are adding Artificial Intelligence units to Level 2 and 3 of our curriculum and providing teacher training starting 2021 school year. These units are based-on MIT App Inventor AI Tools and localised by our co-creators. Based on the 5 Big Ideas AI4K12.org,  each unit includes AI awareness samples, teaching materials, lesson plans, unit outlines, assessments.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY LEARNING MODULES

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY
LEARNING MODULES

DESIGN THINKING MODULES
  • Scratch —
    Solving Community Problems using Computational Thinking
  • MIT App Inventor —
    Solving Community Problems using Computational Thinking
  • Student Design Thinking Project
PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTICS MODULES
  • mBot —
    Programmable Robot
    My Auto Patrol Car
    A Remote Controlled Rover
    An Obstacle-avoiding Rover
    Mars Exploration
  • micro:bit —
    Introduction to micro:bit
    A Smart Light
    Wireless Communications
  • mBot, micro:bit & MIT App Inventor —
    IoT: Temperature Monitoring System

Our curriculum was awarded the Seal of Alignment – Student Standard by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) on August 2021, demonstrating the curriculum as quality-proven and standards-align. It is the first time in Hong Kong and Asia a curriculum-based curriculum in mainstream school system recognized by this international standard. It received full marks in “Computational Thinker”, “Innovative Designer”.

CoolThink@JC curriculum has been awarded the ISTE Seal of Alignment given the breadth, depth, accuracy, and quality of the materials.“, ISTE – Sep 2021

Our CT Framework

Our CT Framework