Reflection: Advanced Students Hour of Code - Section 3: Elsa and Anna Snowflakes


One of my students was very good at coding. He had never tried computer science and coding before, it came very naturally to him. As he took on harder snowflake puzzles the other students were amazed. They began to ask for help from him. At first, I thought it would be best for him to stay on track. He was helping a student and I noticed that while helping he could see immediately where the student had written their code wrong. He was able to quickly offer help, explain it, and move on. This impressed me greatly and I thought I should share this with the principal and his parents. With him being so helpful, I thought it was fair to let him have more time coding and offered it to him so that he could practice this more if he liked it so much. This was an option for other students that enjoyed it as well. The hour of code lessons really showed me the importance of exposing our students to this science as our technology grows so fast in this area. 

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Hour of Code

Unit 6: Technology and Engineering
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT write code that allows students to control a character on the computer screen.

Big Idea: Technology is ever changing and the importance of understanding how it works is becoming more critical. During the Hour of Code week, students were able to log in time practicing with computer code and learn the basic to how coding works.

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Science, computer science, Technology and Engineering, Hour of Code, computer coding
  40 minutes
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