Coding Dashboard

Northbrook Junior High School

Welcome to Hour of Code at NBJH!

We celebrated Computer Science Education Week during the week of December 4. At this time, all students participated in Hour of Code activities during their X Block, and many students chose to continue coding before school and during their lunch. We will continue to provide opportunities for students to engage in coding and computer science education throughout the school day.

Spotlight Tool: Robot Rattle

Robot Rattle teaches students to operate a physically simulated robot with the help of a visual coding language by dragging & dropping blocks to write code. Students learn to move its joints via angles and program it to push and grab objects. This activity is targeted to kids aged 13+. On top of that, anyone with a smartphone and a VR headset will be able to watch the robot performing the written code.

Remember, coding opportunities can be just as important with a partner as they are independently. "Paired programming" provides valuable learning insights!

Here are a few starting points for our Coders.

**Be sure to open your choice in a new window.**

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45, Room 329

Interested in joining? Contact Mr. Frye.

Meetings consist of a coding challenge followed by open coding.

These books - and many more! - are available for checkout in our Library Resource Center.

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