Students at Farnsworth Elementary and Woodstock Elementary recently tried out computer programming by participating in Hour of Code activities. In this video a few of these students share their work and their thoughts about the coding activities with Joell Wilkins, school technology specialist.
Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to introduce young people to the basics of coding and computer science through 1-hour coding activities. These activities are especially promoted during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11, 2016) but can be done at any time throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting an Hour of Code event, these how-to guides provide assistance for activities ranging from school-wide events to at-home family coding activities.
Because of the overwhelming variety of beginning coding activities available at Code.org, Ms. Wilkins selected a few of the activities and curated them in a clickable slideshow for her students, from which they could choose a grade appropriate activity.
If you host a coding activity please share it with us! You can leave a comment below or share pictures via social media including Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #gsdedtech and #HourOfCode.
Spotlight video created by Joell Wilkins, School Technology Specialist at Farnsworth Elementary and Woodstock Elementary.
Edna Habel says
My class did the hour of code yesterday, Dec. 5, 2016. My students love code and we use it 2 or 3 times a week, sometimes more.