Next week during Computer Science Education Week our school will join millions around the world in completing an hour of code. This is a favorite week for many of our students as they spend time choosing their favorite activities and focus on at least one solid hour of coding. While coding and programming are an important part of our integrated technology program here at Darlington, this week provides a time for us to explain the importance of programming, showcase careers that use programming, and let students explore different types of coding that they may not have tried yet.
We are so excited that throughout next week, every single student from Pre-K to eighth grade will spend at least one dedicated hour coding. Students from the Upper School, as well as guest speakers, will be assisting the Pre-K to 8 students in a variety of activities. We cannot wait to see the amazing projects our students will complete next week! From coding an app or sending a Sphero through a maze to developing a digital video game, our students are bound to push the limits. They continue to amaze me every single day with the ease in which they figure out how to program and problem solve.
Be on the lookout next week for galleries that showcase individual classrooms as they explore the Hour of Code. Most of all, TRY IT YOURSELF! Challenge your child or friends to spend an hour of code next week. It's never to late to learn how to program. Try some of these fun activities, and realize how frustrating and rewarding it is to write a couple lines of code!
Code with our Robots! (Sphero, Ozobot, Dot & Dash, etc. can all be checked out from the MakerSpace!)