Friday, December 23, 2016

#WECDSBcodes

The Windsor-Essex District School Board has been buzzing these past few weeks with students engaging in Hour of Code activities.  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. 




Keep reading to enjoy some of the highlights.

Immaculate Conception and St. Louis Elementary School
Shared by: Jacqui Gaffan


A total of 15 classes from grades JK-5 at Immaculate Conception and St. Louis participated in the Hour of Code between December 5-9. We discussed important terms such algorithms and debugging, and got right to coding. The students were so excited and dove right into using blocks to code various games such as Minecraft (student fav), Moana, Angry Birds, and Flappy Bird. When they were stuck on which blocks to use, they did an excellent job at problem-solving with a partner, and never gave up. They were also pumped to receive certificates for their hard work. Students at both schools loved coding so much that we will definitely go beyond the Hour of Code and explore other coding opportunities in the new year.

Some comments from students and teachers.
"I love coding, wish we could do this every computer class."
"I like using the blocks to help the Angry Bird move to get the pig, it's so easy!"
"I want to do this when I grow up."
"I wish I learned this when I was a kid." - Teacher

"I think it's amazing what you are doing with these kids, what a great way to move them into the future of technology." - Teacher






 
St. James 
Shared by: Vince Fracia

Students in Mr. Fracia's Grade 3 class led the way at St. James.  Once they were finished their hour, they assisted in other classes as well.  








After completing the Hour of Code, students at St. James are continuing their learning using Scratch.








H.J. Lassaline
Shared by: Joumana Tawil





 





St. Mary's French Immersion
Shared by: Jeremy Schiller




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