Hour of Code 2014

I think it's really important to begin to introduce young students to programming and coding. While careers are exploding in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Computer Studies is not available as a course in school until Grade 10 - and even then it's only optional. One simple way to expose our students to coding and programming is to participate in the Hour of Code. Students, classes, and schools across the Toronto District School Board participated in the Hour of Code. I was lucky enough to get to visit & spend some time with some of the students participating. R.H. McGregor Students in Grades 2-6 used their iPads to participate in the Hour of Code. In addition to using the activities on Code.org, they used a variety of iPad apps including: Hopscotch, Kodable, Tynker, and Move the Turtle. Screenshot 2015-01-11 19.58.27 Screenshot 2015-01-11 20.00.45Screenshot 2015-01-11 20.00.17 Screenshot 2015-01-11 19.59.44 IMG_0149 IMG_0171 IMG_0181 IMG_0207 IMG_0353 IMG_0423
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