This week, Jones Elementary is participating in Hour of Code. Dr. Kay Orr has emphasized the importance of exposing students to 21st century skills such as coding, and with her facilitating, this is the second year that Jones is participating.
The Hour of Code webpage explains that “The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science […] Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”
During computer time, students are working through coding lessons that help them experience the basics of programming. During Maker Monday in the library, students are also participating in a number of coding activities that include using a BeeBot and a Sphero Ollie. By the end of the week, hundreds of hours of coding will be completed and students will be excited to see what’s next!