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.
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.
The Fitchburg Block Party is such a wonderful event that donates proceeds to Stoner Prairie to use for technology. We were able to showcase two of our favorite technology tools at our school - Osmos and Ozobots. We received two kits from Tryazon to share about Ozobots. Families enjoyed trying out both the Osmos and the Ozobots.