The Hour Of Code 2014 @PALCS

12/8/14 - 12/14/14

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A Look Back...

Students from 1st Grade to 12th grade

Particpated @PALCS!

The Hour of Code Week

What an amazing week! Students from 1st grade to 12th grade participated in the many activities available during the Hour of Code Week! Based on the feedback generated by Bab's Hour of Code Survey posted on Moodle (approximately 72 responses) and the submission comments from the Coding and Invention courses (approximately 239 students grades 1st through 5th), students thoroughly enjoyed the activities! Many students stated that they coded for more than just an hour and completed more than one activity! Why? Not because students had to, but because students were motivated by the challenge the activities offered in a visually engaging format. Students were further motivated by the tutorials provided in the activities which provided just the right amount of scaffolding, so students were able to achieve success (even if it took more than one try). The Hour of Code week was a successful way to introduce students to the basics of computer programming and computational thinking. In addition, the Hour of Code activities are aligned with PALCS's educational goals of preparing students to be creative, intuitive, and analytical with a strong emphasis on computer skills, skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century.

Click Here: Hour of Code Student Responses

Student Responses From Moodle Survey, Inventions Course, and Coding Course

Check Out The Projects!

Below are links to just a few of the amazing projects created during the Hour of Code week and some of the projects created in coding 3 and coding 4-5. Unfortunately, unless the students created an account with the sites hosting many of the Hour of Code activities, they were unable to save their projects. Many students tried, saving the URL links to their projects. However, often the links were broken without an account. It's possible that some links didn't work due to the large number of users during the Hour of Code week. Many students reported that often their project would disappear after so many projects were saved by other users. Students with access to Tynker, were able to save under my login for the coding courses and are showcased below.

Click on the Links Below & Follow the Instructions!

A Unicorn Story by Isabella Vromen: 3rd Grade

Created During Hour of Code on code.org
  • Click play
  • Move the arrow keys to navigate the Unicorn away from the fireballs
  • Click "open project" to see the blocks of code" required to create the program
Click Here: Coding 3 Student Projects

Check out the projects 3rd graders have created! Follow the instructions to "play" each project. Click "open" to see how the student programmed the project! Amazing creations after only 3 weeks of coding using Tynker!

Click Here: Coding 4-5 Student Projects

Check out the projects 4-5th graders have created! Follow the instructions to "play" each project. Click "open" to see how the student programmed the project! Amazing creations after only 3 weeks of coding using Tynker!

Click Here: Coding 4-5 Student Projects

Check out the projects some of the more experienced 4-5 graders have created! Follow the instructions to "play" each project. Click "open" to see how the student programmed the project! Amazing creations after only 3 weeks of coding using Tynker!

The Hour of Code @PALCS

Was a Huge Success!

A Special Thanks to all Who Made it Possible!

  • Barbara Gross: For her guidance and her announcement which generated interest at the middle school and high school level and her Moodle survey which provided valuable feedback!
  • Chris Good and Graham Osbourne for their Hour of Code special on The Portal!
  • Jeanne McCarthy for helping me generate interest at the elementary school level!
  • All the teachers and staff at PALCS who tweeted and promoted the Hour of Code in their classrooms!
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