Beyond the Hour of Code! Keeping Kids Coding
In December, Computer Science Education Week hosted The Hour of Code. Through this initiative, a one hour module was developed as an introduction to coding. A number of short videos about coding featuring a number of celebrities were also produced. The statistics around computer programming are very interesting and it is going to be an in demand skill for success in the coming years.
Following the success of this introduction, I decided to use the ‘tribe activity’ time in the Lower School schedule to offer a coding activity. The program ran for 4 weeks and we primarily used iPads and computers to continue our exploration. Most of the programs we explored used visual programming – symbols to represent words.
Here are the tools…
View original post 241 more words