Today the following classrooms participated in an Hour of Code - PALS, Caithamer, Haufschild, and Reed. Thanks to our high school volunteers - Gavin, Max, and Kyllan.
Today started the Hour of Code at Stoner Prairie and VAIS. Over the next two weeks, all 500+ students K-5 will be trying at least 4 different ways to code. Today the following classrooms did the Hour of Code - Lera, Huang, Shaw, Minter, Funke, and Peterson. I couldn't have made this happen without the support of our high school volunteers today - Cece K., Qiuewen Q., Delaney D., and Lauren D.
Captured this today in the Design Lab.... pretty awesome.
Sometimes words can't capture the feeling of what happens at lunch recess every Wednesday and Friday in our LMC.
Last week was the debut of Dash Coding Basketball using Blockly and the launcher. Some students became very clever in their shots.
This week was the debut of Dash Soccer.
What I learned after 2 weeks with 23 full hours of code and 46 classrooms from Kindergarten through 5th grade..
Photos by Scott Girard
In my new role as full time Educational Technology Coordinator at two of our elementary schools, I get the opportunity to have more than one attempt at implementing different ideas. For the next two weeks, I am able to introduce our students to different ways to learn and use coding through the Hour of Code but also to help debut options that are available in SP Design Lab, SP Innovation Lab, CV Lightbulb Lab, and CV Makerspace.
After my first attempt the day prior, I was able to be prepared for 6 Hours of Code at Stoner Prairie on Friday. Thank goodness I had already had some practice because three hour sessions back to back with a half hour break and then three more hour sessions back to back isn't for the faint of heart.
The Learning Environment
Pictures cannot capture the feeling in the room. A huge thanks to our high school volunteers - Michael E., Eduardo C., Mason J., Cam M., Ethan F., and Peter D. We even had a special visit from Mr. Stremlow who made it possible for our students to be supported with high school friends.