Code for Kids
Each year in December we celebrate Computer Science Education Week by participating in coding activities during IT classes. Hour of Code is an international effort to get kids creating computer code and many of the resources we use come from code.org. Students in grades one through five have a code folder on their home screen. Even though these apps look like games and kids have a lot of fun using them, they are in fact learning some great skills.
Hour of Code
“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”
This year students in grades 3-5 had a great time creating dance routines with Dance Party.
Here are some other programs we used:
First and Second Grade
Third and Fourth Grade
We read, How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funke to all students in grades 1-5. This simple book provided a basic overview of how code works and introduced us to sequences, loops, and conditionals.
If you would like more information about code or would like to collaborate on more coding projects please stop by.