Thursday, December 21, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Our students just participated in the largest global educational event in history!
Hour of Code, is an exciting international event that took place this year during the week of Dec 4th through 10th, or Computer Science Education Week.
In 2013, the non-profit Code.org partnered with other educational organizations and school districts to issue the first Hour of Code Challenge. Since then it has been a growing movement, and this year alone over 500 million students participated. Our students were counted among them. In the younger grades, we do "unplugged" activities - which teaches the fundamentals of coding - but without computers. Older grades get to choose from a variety of computer-based games and tutorials put together by Code.org, Kahn Academy, Google, etc.
|Second - Sixth Grade created LEGO building codes that they exchanged with their classmates to try to build the exact same LEGO structure - without looking! They built them from their classmates' codes.|
|The older grades also did the LEGO coding activity in Library classes, and increased the level of complexity - writing in empty spaces that needed to be incorporating into the final structure.|
|Students receive a certificate of completion!|