Coding in District 35
Learning the fundamentals of coding can provide our children with practice in:
- Logical thinking
Consider those skills. Whether your child grows up to be a coding whiz or not, these skills translate to fundamental skills across any career. Within District 35, we are pleased to provide all students with an intentional and progressive experience with coding.
During December, Kindergarten students programmed an astronaut landing on the moon on the app Scratch Jr. and our first graders logged into Puppy Adventure, where they had to code Pixel the Puppy to get home by following the path and avoiding obstacles. Our second graders experienced coding with Kodable. The children learned to sequence commands, change parameters, and use simple to complex loops to solve problems.
West School students participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-13, 2019. The Hour of Code is a global computer science initiative, designed to demystify “code” and show that anybody can learn the basics. During library class, students worked in teams to create a maze for a coding robot. Using a variety of apps, students coded their robot through the maze. We had a great time collaborating and learning how to code! Please click here for more coding resources.
Click here to learn more about the Hour of Code movement.