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TIGER TECH~ MR. RICHARD ~ January 2017

 

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Beyond the Hour of Code In December, all students, K-5, had the chance to participate in the Hour of Code. “The Hour of Code is a one hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify ‘code’, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.” During our Hour of Code lessons, students had the opportunity to practice with programming and writing code. Because we focused on three key questions to ask when problem-solving, the lessons learned can be applied beyond how to make something happen on a screen. THINK… What do I want to do? What should I do to make that happen? What if my plan doesn’t work? It was exciting to see how engaged students were with their selected tasks. They rarely gave up on challenges as they planned, analyzed, and adapted their plans. Of course, the Hour of Code is not enough. If you child is interested in continuing to experiment and learn coding/programming outside of school, there are many great resources with activities for all ages and ability levels

  • Code.org
  • Khan Academy – Hour of Code
  • Kodable
  • Lightbot
  • Made With Code

I have enjoyed experimenting with these resources myself, and I’m taking my next step by learning JavaScript through codecademy.com. Happy coding!

Tiger Times January 2017