4th and 5th Grade Students Learn to Code!
As part of Computer Science Education Week our 4th and 5th grade students participated in the Hour of Code. We chose Khan Academy's Hour of Code website because we liked the video tutorials, and felt that the easy to use interface would be best for our students. As the name implies, during this hour our students learned basic computer coding through videos and challenges. The response from students was mixed, some were glued to their screens and did not want to stop, others were quickly frustrated. For those who enjoyed the experience, they learned basic coding, and a few went on to Kahn Academy's advanced coding lessons. One student moved on to using Scratch and even creating his own 3D dog catcher game through AgentCubes! Whether you have one student, or an entire class that are interested in computers, I highly recommend you explore the free coding resources available, and introduce them computer coding!