Taste of Coding
December 15-19, 2014 was the first Taste of Coding for students from Prep to Gr.4. Forty minutes-long coding lessons are designed for students to try making something work with simple programming codes. Students develop computational thinking skills while trying to solve problems in a fun way. iPad apps used range from Scratch Jr to Daisy the Dino and Hopscotch. Students started with some basic activities to understand how blocks work and then take the challenge activities to further their understanding and extend their knowledge and creativity. Many went away wanting to do more programming and use the apps at home.
(Previously published by Makky Fung, 6 January 2015)