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Hour of Code: Create Macros

Posted by on December 4, 2015

Creating a macro is a quick, easy programming exercise that students fifth grade and up can accomplish with moderate supervision.

By fifth grade, students appreciate technology for how it can speed up their homework and class projects and seek out ways to use it to make their educational journey easier.. Take advantage of this by introducing pre-programming skills like creating macros. Here’s a video I shared during Summer PD:

Questions about macros? Leave a comment!

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.


2 Responses to Hour of Code: Create Macros

  1. Stephanie Faris

    I’ve never quite gotten the hang of macros. Maybe I could use this lesson, too!


  2. Jacqui

    As with most things tech–for me–when i first taught it to my students, it seemed complicated. Now, it seems easy. I guess it’s my learning style.

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