Texas Technology Applications - Ellipsis Education

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Texas Technology Applications Curriculum

Comprehensive curriculum from Ellipsis Education (Coder Kids, Inc.) puts learning in context, so a teacher, not a machine, brings computer science to life.

Explore curriculum for K-5 (state-adopted instructional material) and 6-8 (TEKS aligned).

Why Ellipsis Education by Coder Kids, Inc.?

Computer science provides meaningful context for the learning of Technology Application TEKS.
District partners choose to work with Ellipsis Education because they share our beliefs:

Computer science should be taught.

Ellipsis is a full curriculum that uses best practices for teaching and learning- just like any math or science program.

Computer science education should begin as early as kindergarten.

Students can code before they can read. Early drag-and-drop coding supports early numeracy and literacy.

Computer science is more than just coding.

Ellipsis includes four lesson types – unplugged, coding, digital citizenship, and STEM Careers – to support a comprehensive view of computer science.

Any teacher can teach and any student can learn computer science.

Ellipsis curriculum gives teachers the right materials and resources, so they can shine regardless of experience.

Overview of Tech Apps TEKS Curriculum


Thoughtfully Designed for Texas Educators

Ellipsis is a full, grade-level differentiated curriculum that provides sequencing and context.
Plus, it’s aligned with the Tech Apps TEKS.

K-8 Texas Technology Applications Curriculum

Inspire your students with courses that are grade-level differentiated, age-appropriate, and engaging.

  • Coding languages include ScratchJr, Scratch, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Java
  • Includes formative and performance-based assessments
  • Focus on digital literacy, career readiness, and 21st century skills development
  • Dedicated customer success team and optional asynchronous training
The Curriculum Delivery Platform (CDP)

This teacher-facing platform houses the curriculum and has everything you need for seamless computer science instruction. 

  • All computer science resources in one place – no more piecing together activities and resources
  • SSO with multiple integrations, including Canvas, ClassLink, and Google Classroom, and more
  • Mobile responsive, so you can teach from your iPad, tablet, or phone
  • Designed specifically for Ellipsis Technology Applications curriculum

Technology Applications Walkthrough

K-5 Curriculum

K-5 Technology Applications Curriculum is a state-adopted instructional material.

6-8 Curriculum

6-8 computer science curriculum is TEKS aligned. Prepare students for high school pathways and beyond.

Resources Built to Support Teachers

Ellipsis curriculum provides teachers with the right materials and resources, so they can deliver the best instructional practices to their students.

Unit Maps (K-5)

Understand the architecture of a given unit to achieve big picture outcomes.


Reveal qualitative data related to student learning outcomes, and inform instructional decisions.

Typing & Keyboarding (K-5)

Practice keyboarding techniques and perform routine application functions.


View the lessons titles and descriptions that will be taught during each instructional day.

Pacing Guide

Feature the key concepts and learning objectives for each lesson in the course.

ELL Teaching Guide

Create leveled accommodations for helping English language learners access the coding curriculum.

Tech Apps Standards Map

See how lessons and learning outcomes align with the Technology Applications TEKS.

Slide Decks (6-8)

Share presentations with students before, during, or after a lesson.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In our K-5 Tech Apps curriculum, each unit begins with a “launch lesson”. Keyboarding Skills can be found in the first unit launch lesson of each course. 

From the home page of the CDP, navigate to “View Course” > “Unit 1 Launch” > “Materials and Resources” (on the right hand side of the screen). Keyboarding Skills will be in the list of Materials and Resources.

Yes! Our lesson plans are designed and scripted so any educator with any level of experience can teach Tech Apps.

Yes! Ellipsis curriculum uses ScratchJr, Scratch, and Replit for coding lessons, and Typingclub for Keyboarding Skills.

Ellipsis Education is currently a teacher-facing curriculum only. Think of it like a digital teacher’s edition of a textbook. We do offer SSO for teacher accounts. Read more about SSO integrations in this blog post

Since students don’t directly access the curriculum, we do not offer SSO for students. 

Our curriculum is divided into “days of instruction” that can be delivered in 30 and 60 minute intervals. We’re happy to work with the schedule that’s best for your district! Most of our customers teach Ellipsis curriculum 1-2 times per week for 30 minutes.

Preparation time for each lesson may vary. That being said, each lesson plan includes a “Preparation and Resources” section that includes links and directions for all necessary materials. Everything is created and laid out with the goal of decreasing prep time.

K-2 curriculum can be delivered with iPads, Chromebooks, Android Tablets, and Amazon Fire Tablets.

3-5 curriculum can be delivered with iPads (no audio), Chromebooks, Windows, and Mac.

6-8 curriculum can be delivered with Chromebooks, Windows, and Mac.

Ellipsis curriculum explores STEM Fluency Skills in “Habits of Mind” lessons. 

A good example is “Habits of Mind: Resilience” in our 1st grade course. This lesson addresses the “Adaptability and Resilience” skills in the STEM Fluency rubric. Students discuss the challenges that can occur while trying to complete a difficult task, then participate in a balancing game that will demonstrate the need for resilience. Then, they will discuss strategies they can apply when they feel frustrated and brainstorm ways of reframing their thinking.

Student-facing multimedia appears throughout the curriculum, in the form of digital activities, printable worksheets, classroom posters, and more.

A good example is “Solution Seekers” in our Kindergarten course. A student-facing worksheet can be found under the “Materials and Resources” section.

Students engage with their teachers, technology, and each other throughout the entire Ellipsis curriculum. This is done in coding, unplugged, digital citizenship, and STEM career lessons.

Good examples include “Changing Seasons: Planning the Project” and “Changing Seasons: Coding the Project” in our 2nd grade course. Students engage with personal storytelling through code. In the planning stage, students observe a sample project and create their own. The goal is to use existing code and provide attribution for another creator.

Students collaborate throughout the Ellipsis curriculum through discussions, projects, debugging activities, and more. 

A good example is “Habits of Mind: Collaboration and Diverse Perspectives” from our 2nd grade courses. In this lesson, teachers divide students into teams to tackle this scenario: “You and a few friends are attending a festival or large event when you get separated from the adults you came with. You have no cell service in this part of town. What do you do?” As a group, students develop a plan to find the adults or be found as quickly as possible. They should consider the unique skills of their group and the items they might have that could help.

Computer science, taught by teachers.


Comprehensive curriculum from Ellipsis Education (Coder Kids, Inc.) puts learning in context, so a teacher, not a machine, brings computer science to life. Explore curriculum for K-5 (state-adopted instructional material) and 6-8 (TEKS aligned).

What Educators Are Saying

Kim Collazo
Best of STEM Awards

Ellipsis Education’s personalized and detailed teacher guides will allow even the most hesitant educator to feel more comfortable integrating CS with their students.

ISTE Seal of Alignment
ISTE Standards

All courses are characterized by fun coding challenges, offline activities that encourage active engagement, and lots of opportunities for discussion and reflective thinking.

Rebecca Bersani
Teacher, Grade 4

They cover more than just programming and dive into all areas of the computer science standards, which I have found is often left out in other curricula.

Amy Giba
Teacher, Grades 6-8

Their team does an outstanding job of developing curriculum that truly anyone can teach. I have learned so much right along with my students!

Cathy Perez
Teacher, Grades 6-8

The lesson plans and modules in the curriculum structure presented clearly so my lessons are smooth, and if needed, I can adjust the lessons.

Crystal Kistler
Teacher, Grade 7

When I have concerns with a code, I forward my concerns to Ellipsis Education and their team of experts help me. The support I receive is amazing!

Ready to Learn More?

See how Technology Applications Curriculum from Ellipsis Education can work in your district. Request a meeting with our accounts team to share your goals and explore our Tech Apps curriculum. If interested, you can also explore our computer science offering for grades 6-8.