Posted Date: 12/07/2018
GMS students were immersed in coding activities throughout the week in the library and computer classes. Students listened to a video from Code.org about the important role that computer science and coding play in future career opportunities. Then students began their Hour of Code activities with Google’s First Hour of Code by creating an interactive storyboard themed: “An Unusual Discovery” using Scratch. Students learned how to create Sprites (coding characters), input sound, backgrounds, add objects, manipulate objects, and create dialogue between characters. Our GMS students created some amazingly creative interactive stories.
After the students completed their interactive story using Scratch, they used Code.org to complete a coding section called Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic. The students worked through different obstacles to complete missions. Once they completed all of the missions assigned for the module, they were awarded a certificate of completion for an Hour of Code. The students will receive their certificates at our next awards assembly.
Students were also able to play block and java script coding games through Tynker this week. The students loved getting to play video game type simulations while practicing writing code.
We are so proud of how committed our students were to learning coding skills and were assiduous in trying new programs and activities. It has been a GREAT week of learning to be successful, technologically skilled students of the 21st Century. It was a week of Igniting Learning here at GMS!