The Hour of Code was started last year to bring awareness to computer programming in K-12 schools.
It was such a hit that it reached 15 Million students in just 5 days.
Over the course of the year a vast collection of coding activities for students of all ages have been developed and shared; and the Code.org YouTube Site has added several short videos encouraging kids to code, including this one by President Obama
I gathered a variety of these resources that have emerged over the past year and put them together in one location for my students and teachers to access easily.
Students from kindergarten to fifth grade will be learning about coding and participate in coding activities through December and into January (and hopefully continue throughout the year...and their lives!)
As a result of last year's work, many students were familiar and comfortable with coding using blocks.This year students are using a variety of activities from this coding resource page as it fits their ability and interest in coding.
With many coding apps available for iPads, and the student's ability to download free apps, I am looking forward to more frequent opportunities for students to code during their school day.
Why are we coding in elementary schools?
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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