Coding Activities at School
Hour of Code 2019
This year the Hour of Code week was from December 9-13. Students in grades 1-4 will participated in Hour of Code during their library time that week.
"With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skill set. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code." - Code.org Website
Code.org Curriculum 2019-2020
The Shoreline School District has adopted the Code.org curriculum for teaching students how to code. Each grade will work to complete one level of the curriculum. By the end of elementary school, students will have completed the Computer Science Fundamentals needed to be able to tackle more challenging coding problems in middle and high school. The goal is to increase the amount of students taking computer science classes at the middle and high school levels - especially girls.
The Code.org lesson progression for elementary school looks like this:
- Kindergarten: Course A - Concepts include digital citizenship, sequencing, loops, and events.
- First Grade: Course B - Concepts include digital citizenship, sequencing, loops, impacts of computing, and events.
- Second Grade: Course C - Concepts include digital citizenship, sequencing, binay, loops, events, and data.
- Third Grade: Course D - Concepts include sequencing, events, loops, conditionals, binary, and digital citizenship.
- Fourth Grade: Course E - Concepts include sprites, digital citizenship, impacts of computing, nested loops, and functions.
- Fifth Grade: Course F - Concepts include variables, data, for loops, the Internet, sprites, and digital citizenship.