Last week, our class participated in "The Hour of Code," an initiative aimed at providing school children, world-wide, with experience writing computer code. Students watched the following video and then worked through various tutorials on the code.org/learn website, or for tablets at studio.code.org
Students LOVED the opportunity to learn about how computer programs are written, and to change the way characters and components of games behave. Here are some pictures from our class' Hour of Code experience:
This is what some of the students in our class had to say about Hour of Code:
I like Hour of Code, because it is fun and it makes you feel like a computer wiz. It is fun to rig games to get lots of points. Hour of Code is awesome!
Hour of Code is the best, because you get to program games!
I think that the Hour of Code was so cool, because you can make the game funny or weird. It is also awesome, because it is fun learning about how computer games really work.
Hour of Code was cool, especially because you can "code" your own game! 🙂
Hour of Code is a great way for children around the world to learn computer programming. It is fun for all ages. I enjoyed creating and personalizing games.
I think the Hour of Code is wicked awesome because I got to create my own game!
I like Hour of Code because you can design your own game. Then you can play it and change it.
I think Hour of Code is fun because you can program the game, and so it is a lot like creating your own game.
I like Hour of Code because it can express your computer-science-y imagination. You can control the character of YOUR game, and do whatever YOUR heart desires!
I think it is a good experience to code your own game. I love it! It makes me feel like a real programming guy.
Hour of Code is a game to learn computer codes. It is an awesome learning game. When I got home, I ran straight to my computer and played again. BEST GAME EVER!
This morning, students in our class used their experience with Hour of Code to mentor the children in Mrs. Wilson's Kindergarten class. The Grade 5's taught four and five year olds how they could write computer code. Students, big and small, really enjoyed this experience!
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