As part of a worldwide movement to teach computer science in all grades, students in kindergarten through 5th grade, participated in the annual Hour of Code. This week is meant to promote computer science and encourage students to learn basic coding skills that they can continue to develop and hopefully pursue later in life.
If you would like to continue working with your child on coding skills:
- Kindergartners used Code-a-pillar (available on iOS and Android)
- 1st and 2nd Grade used Kodable (available on iOS and Android)
- 3rd through 5th Grade used Code.org‘s various activities.
- 5th Grade also used Ozobots, which were purchased for our campus through a Partners in Education grant.
Did you know??
- Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education.
- Only 33 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation.
- There are currently 517,393 open computing jobs nationwide.
- Last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.
(Facts from Code.org)