Coding with Kids
TECHY TEACHER 2015-2016 VOLUME 7
Coding Sounds Scary
Coding is like that, it's just another language. Sites like Code.org approach coding in the same way you learned how to speak Spanish. You learn some basics first and then it starts to get more complex. Conjugating verbs in Spanish was always a tough one for me. Some kids are going to take to it quicker than others. However, I saw the same level of engagement and stick-to-it-iveness in ALL the kids.
I've heard it said that younger kids tend to learn new languages easier. Well, if coding is just another language then let's get them learning now.
Ms. Boucher's classes at Schorr ES got a taste of coding!
"Schorr" Looks Like Some Awesome Coding to Me!
What's In It for the Students & Teachers?
I saw critical thinking skills and perseverance to solve problems. I tried everything to get my students to become problem solvers. Who would've thought that all it takes is letting kids explore, create and help one another. The smiles on their faces when they achieved their certificate of completion were real. The kids knew they earned the certificates and the satisfaction showed on their faces!
So, what's in it for the stakeholders? How much time do you have?
*Please excuse the choppy face blurring. It was my first attempt.
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OK, so did I :)