This is our second year participating in Hour of Code. It is a week (or two) of exposing students to the world of coding with fun activities! I explain coding to the students as “talking” to the computer and giving it directions. Computer science is a growing field and some of our hawks may choose to become a computer programmer in the future! The students get to code/program a mouse for the younger grades and characters in a game for the older grades. Learning to code can help students collaborate to find code problems (debugging). It strengthens their teamwork skills when they have to find a way to make a code that solves the overall goal. If they want to complete the games at home, just go to the section of my the website that says “Hour of Code”. PS- It’s fun for adults too!
M.E.T.I. - Media and Educational Technology Instructor