Across all of our schools this week, students K-8 participated in the worldwide Hour of Code initiative which promotes computer science and computer programming skills with various activities. Not only did our students learn how to write computer codes in games, but some extended their experience to redesigning the Google logo using Scratchjr. Regardless as to which activity they chose, all of our students practiced 21st Century Skills, communicated their thinking to their peers, and demonstrated creativity! Way to go students!
Take a look at some wonderful photos of our students coding, and as always we encourage you to allow your student time to extend their learning at home with some time on this site!
Below is a video of Mrs. Guzzo’s Kindergarten class at Propel Northside. As early coders, students need to know the basics of programming before they can engage in online computer based coding activities. These such skills are taught in “unplugged” lessons. Mrs. Guzzo taught her students these basic commands in a festive unplugged activity before presenting them with computers and iPads to code online!