Sunday, December 13, 2020

Hour of Code Week 2020

I love Hour of Code.  I love the concept, the execution, the videos, the activities - everything.

This year, since I am working remotely, I had to put a bit of a twist on the week.  

The video released for Hour of Code this year was by far my favorite yet.  It had most of the teachers in tears while it was being shown.  If you haven't seen it yet, I encourage you to check it out!

Seesaw made it super easy to create an interactive learning experience for the kids.  Check out the Seesaw Activity if you want to see it!  The activity walks the kids through the video and a brief self assessment before taking the kids to three choice boards.  After they explore some of the Hour of Code activities, there are a few reflection questions to wrap up the activity.

This week is such a great reminder as to how coding can support all learning - the ability to problem-solve and persevere.  We get so preoccupied with doing things a certain way, fitting everything into the schedule for the day... sometimes we forget that there are so many paths to the same destination.

I think my favorite part of the week, though, was having some 4th graders help me tackle one of the more challenging options and seeing their pride in cracking those codes!  

Major Bonus!  Immersive reader is now a part of!  Super stoked over here!

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