Hour of Code

20141212-110336.jpg Last week our grade 1/2 class participated in the Hour of Code and they absolutely loved it!

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The Hour of Code is an opportunity for students around the world to try coding supported by one-hour of introduction to computer science. The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The kids were engaged and excited as you can see from the video above. They were collaborating, thinking critically, and solving problems in a fun and interactive way. The kids had the choice of which apps they wanted to try. These were our favourites: Lightbot, CargoBot, Kodable, Daisy the Dinosaur, and the Foos.

I thought it might be helpful to share a list of coding apps that students can use to help them learn the basics of coding if they want to practice at home. Below is a visual of coding apps I found on the site: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. To learn more about each app you can visit the Educational Technology website to learn more.
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