Hour of Code
at Palencia Elementary December 3-9, 2018
Tis' the Season to Be Coding
What will we be learning and doing in the media center?
We will celebrate Hour of Code with lessons on computer programming throughout the month of December. We will use laptops to code with Lightbot and The Grinch: Saving Christmas with Code. In addition there are holiday coding games on a site called Santa Tracker. The two coding games we are learning are Code Lab and Code a Snowflake.
We will also be watching the BrainPopJr. video on Computer Programing. During this video students will learn key vocabulary including algorithm, computer program, coding, command, debug and loop.
During PLC time older students will make a binary code candy cane ornament that represents their initials. Students will also be able to use desktop computers in the library to practice their coding.
We will highlight coding on WPES each day during the week of December 3-9. Stay tuned after the show for videos and competitions.
Below are Resources for Younger Students with No Login Feature
Epic! on Coding
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You can read on Epic! at home, with a $4.99 subscription. Click here.or
www.getepic.com. Click the image below for a collection of E-books on Coding.
Books on Coding in our Media Center
Coding without the Computer
Unplugged Computer Science Lessons from Code.org - https://code.org/curriculum/unplugged
5 Super-Cool Offline Coding Activities - http://info.thinkfun.com/stem-education/5-super-cool-offline-coding-activities
Robot Coding for Young Students - https://n2ypublish.azureedge.net/documents/SSXSupportedMaterials/3_Publish/5/n2y_coding_activity.pdf