Today the following classrooms participated in Hour of Code - Nolan, Weisensel, Crowe, Dalhoff, Rohlfing, and Oscar. Thank you to our high school volunteers - Edward P., Michael L., and Grant N. whose help made this happen.
Today 7 classrooms attended the Hour of Code in the LMC - Flogel, Germann, Rebholz, Prill, Fronek, Birkett, and Wersal. This all happened with the support of our high school volunteers - Colleen A., Noah J., Qiuwen Q., and Cecilia K.
Over the next two weeks, all of our students at Country View will have the opportunity to do an Hour of Code through many different activities. Today was the first group of Battles, Ehlenbach, Zorr, Curtis, Lawry, and Messmann.
Through Tryazon, our students have the opportunity to use Ozobot Evo in our Makerspace. The Ozobot Evo is a interactive smart social Ozobot that can be coded via the iPad as well as through the Ozobot website. It arrives in a organized box that includes a playground, markers, charger, and carrying bag. Our students enjoyed trying the driving app as well as the color dot game.
The Ozobot Evo charges quickly but due to the many things that it can now do, the battery life was less than an hour. This made it a little challenging since the Share Fair lasted 2 hours and the Evo had to be recharged. It will be fantastic for Hour of Code as long as it has a 20 minute time in between sessions to be able to recharge.
Students and families were able to enjoy the Makerspace during Share Fair this Thursday.
In the Verona Press
So this year I brainstormed all of the ways that our students could code with the materials that we have available. I spent a day creating posters and preparing materials.... so that students could engage in meaningful coding activities.
The Finches arrived just in time to debut. We have 30 of them until March through a grant from Finch Robot.
Osmo Coding was a huge success and with the easy reset all levels feature, I was able to quickly reset it for each new group.
What I Learned