Students Participate in "Month of Code"

Students Participate in "Month of Code"

Students are enthralled with coding.

We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.

Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. That’s why students in Miss McDonald’s computer class joined in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10).  

Students were so excited and involved in coding activities, they continued working on coding “puzzles” as part of computer class throughout the entire month of December.  

Students were able to work together in teams of 2 to solve different coding challenges using the websites www.code.org and www.tynker.com

Students used a drag and drop language called “Blockly”.  Blockly uses colorful instructions called “blocks” to create computer programs you can use to solve puzzles.

The greatest benefit of learning to code is that it gives students the opportunity to make mistakes, learn from them, and come up with ways to correct them.  It is also a great chance to see math in action!  

Students are encouraged to continue learning about computer science to improve their skills by accessing the sites used in class outside of school.