In an effort to help students become career ready, elementary students are beginning to explore coding and computational thinking in their library media classes. Using a variety of tools, students practice basic computer programming. Students have to complete challenges to advance to the next level. Students love the challenge, and thinking logically and sequentially, that they beg to learn more.
You may be wondering why students as young as secondar grade are learning the basics of coding and programming, and why on December 9, all students, teachers, and volunteers and Macdonough School celebrated an Hour of Code. Coding is an excellent way to practice math, problem solving, computation, persistence, perseverance, patience, and creativity. Additionally, computer science jobs are the @1 source of new wages in the United States, yet jobs go unfilled everyday.
During the month of December, join the MPS Instructional Technology team as we stop everything for an Hour of Code. What will we create?
If you are interested in exploring the following resources, or contact a member of the Instructional Technolgoy Team (iTech Team) or visit your library media specialist for more information: