Grades 2-5 participated in the worldwide phenomenon known at the Hour of Code last week. Students all over the world were celebrating computer science and providing student access to coding that they may not have had otherwise. Over 150,000 separate Hour of Code events registered!
The Hour of Code uses pop culture and fun graphics to entice students to persevere through the daunting world of computer coding. Go to their website here with your student and ask them to show you around! They were incredibly knowledgeable and intuitively picked up the nuances of coding incredibly quickly! They are really demonstrating the skills that make them 21st century learners!
2nd grade, pictured here, participated during library, while grades 3-5 participated in STEAM time (and sometimes in their classrooms as well!) Already kids are begging me for opportunities to continue coding in STEAM and library time.
The Hour of Code doesn’t stop now. Your students can log in to hone their skills any time. If you’re going to have screen time, why not have them learn a thing or two while they’re at it?