As a district we are full steam ahead! At our high school, the Geeks and Girls Only Coding Club, with support from inspiring teachers Aaron Braskin and Jane Lofton, are fanning out to host an Hour of Code in the labs on campus during lunch this week. How cool are they?! Also, at our middle school we have an amazing team of science teachers (I personally can vouch for some of the staff because my daughter has had the great opportunity to be in their class) that are hosting an Hour of Code in their classrooms this week. If you are ever wondering how you can personalize the Hour of Code experience to make it more meaningful, look no further than the brilliant idea from Creighton Dreshcer, who used Google Forms, CopyDown Add-On and formMule to generate an email with options to entice any student to give coding a try. Lastly, we are making great strides in our elementary school to share the joy of coding.
If you are thinking about trying to learn to code, try different applications. You might enjoy one more than another. Did I mention Kodable? Yes, super fun for kids of all ages. Over the past weekend I hosted an Hour of Code in the community where I live and people ages 8-60+ loved getting inspired using Kodable and Code.org.