We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program that is dedicated to showing kindergarten through grade 12 students the importance of computer science education. Computer Science Education week runs from December 5 through 11.
Three years ago, Code.org organized an Hour of Code event to celebrate CS Ed week with the goal to encourage as many students as possible to participate in at least one hour of a coding activity during the week.
At The IDEAL School, students in the Upper School participated in The Hour of Code. Our participation in The Hour of Code makes the statement that The IDEAL School of Manhattan is ready to teach these foundational 21st Century skills. In 2017, I will teaching coding and robotics to our Lower School students.
During winter break, we encourage our students and their families to continue exploring computer science at home. Here are some fun resources that I recommend to get started:
Mrs. Wolff Suggested Robots (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions):
Please see this article when pairing a drone to the Tynker app: http://www.tynker.com/blog/articles/ideas-and-tips/programming-projects-for-kids/programming-parrot-drones-with-tynker/