Students in grades 1-4 participated in the National Hour of Code with both plugged and unplugged activities. In the computer lab, they explored plugged activities. To begin to understand the basics of computer programming and coding, they visited www.code.org website, and completed online activities aligned with their grade level.
They were introduced to coding features such as drag and drop, debugging, and looping. Students are learning that it takes specific directions for the computer to perform commands and complete tasks.
Many plugged activities are planned throughout the month of December. Once students establish an understanding of the basics of coding, they will then be able to complete more complicated code with Minecraft, Star Wars and Moana online adventures.
In the library, they participated in an unplugged, hands-on activity, which reinforced the importance of using clear, precise directions in order to attain a specific goal.