Thursday, December 12, 2013

"Hour of Code" Week - December 9 - 15

Readers may remember that several weeks ago I wrote about coding with students in several blog posts. (Oak Hills Students Take Their First Steps Toward Coding with BotLogic, and Some May Wonder Why Teach Coding)  This week, students are getting the opportunity to take it a step further.

In keeping with "Hour of Code" week, our Oak Hills students are using the Tutorials to receive coding lessons from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates!!  Using the popular gaming theme Angry Birds, students are having a blast "coding" the angry birds to land on the naughty pigs!!!  

The organization is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education.  They are sponsoring "Hour of Code" Week.  They have compiled resources for schools, teachers and parents interested in teaching coding to students of all ages.

There are many students who may want to try coding at home and there are many more tools that they can try!   Here is a list of a few!

#1  Start with  

#2  BotLogic 

#4  Tynker

#5  Light-bot

# 7 Kodable (App)

# 8 Hopscotch (App)