December 8-14 is Computer Science Education Week. To celebrate, we are going to participate in a global movement called Hour of Code. This week, all students will spend one hour learning some coding basics in math classes. There are many benefits to learning and understanding computer code. Read this article for more information: Seven Lifetime Benefits to Teaching Kids to Code
Ask your child this week when he/she spent an hour learning to code. If he/she is interested, here is a list of other sites to practice his/her newfound skills and foster a greater interest in this important skill.
Daisy the Dinosaur (iPad/Android app)
Hopscotch (iPad/Android app)
Scratchjr (iPad app/Android app coming soon)
For older students - codecademy.com (requires free registration)
Click here to find our school and the many, many others participating in this global project.
I hope your children enjoy this experience! Happy coding!