This week at Longmont Estates students and teachers celebrated the "Hour of Code." Each classroom actually went through coding rotations for an hour and a half. Students worked with their buddy classrooms on programming games at Code.org. Then they went into the STEM lab to help teach each other how to program our robots, Dash and Dot, Ollie, and Sphero. FInally, with help from volunteers at Intel, students learned about binary code in an unplugged activity. There has been a lot of excitement in the building about this, and it's prompted a few di
"Coding is awesome!" was shouted by a group of 6th graders on their way from math class to lunch. Students all across the building agreed. Many students even earned their "Hour of Code" certificate from code.org. One of the highlights of the week was when 8th graders partnered with kindergarteners to introduce them to simple coding programs, including Daisy the Dinosaur and Lightbot.
Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re well on our way to changing this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science!
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We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
St Vrain Valley School District recognizes the importance of preparing our students for a future we cannot yet see. Part of that vision involves our recognition that computer science is a literacy – one in which our students are gaining fluency.