Coding and Gaming in School

Shrewsbury EdTech

As many of you know, it was Computer Science Education Week a few weeks ago. Code.org helped to organize the 2nd annual Hour of Code, which introduced over 83 million students around the world to one hour of computer programming (aka “coding”). There is a huge global push to get students to experience coding because 1) it’s a high demand career and 2) there is a stigma it’s only meant for “computer nerds”. Students who partake in the Hour of Code hopefully learn not only that anyone can code, but that it can be fun!

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 12.59.03 PMI chose not to have students all do the same activity. I searched for a wide variety of activities that could be done on either a computer or iPad. I also decided to wait until the two days before Christmas Vacation. We were fashionably late to the coding party but made up for it by doing two…

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