Hour of Code 2015

This week’s 2015 Hour of Code proved to be a great success at MCDS! Grades 2-4 chose coding exercises from this page. The most popular by far were Star Wars and Minecraft, followed by Flappy Bird. These coding challenges beautifully added new life to the regular, ongoing coding practice we began in September.
Also this week, kindergarteners programmed BeeBots; 1st graders used Scratch Jr to build games and presentations; and upper-schoolers practiced CS using Code Combat, robotics, JavaScript and Python. Third graders user-tested and gave feedback to Motion Math developers on their new apps. Even faculty got involved when Bobby brought his daughter’s wearable-tech “Elsa” dress to inspire adults to learn some simple coding!
To help gear up for Hour of Code, last week many classes watched this series of three short videos:
We close the week feeling excited and inspired in our work as the next generation of computer scientists.

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