CS Education Week Starts Today!
Classrooms across the globe are trying out coding for 1 hour this week. Why? Coding helps our students develop skills that are valuable no matter what you do! Computation thinking, problem-solving, self-directed learning, perseverance, brainstorming & collaboration are just a few that come to mind.
There is something for everyone!
Example: Can I Make the Sun Set? : Students will get an introduction to programming by making a sun set over a city landscape
CS First has a new activity where students get to Code their Own Hero. Not only does this activity introduce our students to programming through self-directed videos, it's also a great connection into writing for a purpose, justifying your claim and identifying what qualities a hero has. Click the link below to try it out with your class.
Grade 9 and Beyond: Code Your Own Filter
Students love their filters whether on Instagram, Snapchat or just taking a photo. In this Hour of Code activity, students will use Grasshopper, a text-based programming language to create their own filters. Talk about blending social media, art, design and coding all into one!