During the week of December 5-9, 2016, students in grades 1 through 5 participated in the international week of hour of code.
STUDENTS CAN ACCESS THE SITE AT HOME: code.org or log into clever.com/in/jppss
What is the Hour-of-Code? http://code.org
The Hour-of-Code is a one-hour activity. Students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, from kindergarten up. Tutorials work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all. Code.org’s own tutorial features Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies and video lectures from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.
Why computer science? Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.
Other coding sites:
http://www.redstickrobotics.org/ list summer camps for students to participate.
http://www.helloruby.com/ “hello Ruby”
http://csunplugged.org (Free activities for classroom or home)
http://scratch.mit.edu/ Coding for free
http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/teaching-programming-with-daisy-the-dinosaur (grades 4th – 8th: iPad app)
http://lightbot.com/ iTunes app for iPad iPhone
Hopscotch –iTunes app
www.tynker.com you may purchase games online
Board game that teaches programming: Robot turtles