First graders in all classes revisted Scratch Jr this week. Scratch Jr is a block-based simple coding program designed by researchers at Tufts University, MIT Lifelong Kindergarten program and the Playful Invention Company. In kindergarten, students explored with the blocks to create open-ended programs. In first grade, we have added some challenges! After a lesson reviewing all the tools in Scratch Jr., Dr. Moore came back for another visit in two classrooms to share coding challenges. Challenge #1 invites a coder to make a car drive across the city. Our first graders didn't stop at that! They decided to even add some of their fall words, and even created codes in which the car driver gave a shout-out to other friends in the classroom! We can't wait to see what these creative coders come up with next!
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Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.