Our bulletin board outside the Media Center. It got students and teachers talking about CODE!
We started the week before discussing what CODE is. We talked about how we have 60% of jobs in our country in the Computer Science field but yet we don't have near enough people graduating with Computer Science degrees.
We also discussed how next week over 1,000,000 people will be participating in the Hour of Code.
We then watched two inspiration videos that hopefully inspired students to code. Students enjoyed seeing famous people talk about why coding is important to them.
So now the Hour of Code week has arrived....all students, grades
1-6, will get a coding experience this week. Grades 4-6 will use code.org and begin with Course 2. Grades 1-2 will use Tynker.com because I felt the activities were more suited to their grade level.