Friday, December 4, 2015

Next Week is the Hour of Code!

Next week, all RHES students will be joining others around the world in the Hour of Code. This is an opportunity for students to spend some time learning computer science through coding. 2nd-6th grade students will use the website to play games that teach them computer programming. Some will use the Disney Frozen game and angles to have the characters ice skate; others will use blocks to help an Angry Bird get through a maze; others will help a monster get to a piece of candy on; some will try the new Minecraft or Star Wars themed coding games. Grades K-1 will be using an iPad app called The Foos to help a girl get treats. 

Feel free to visit the website ( at home or download the free app (The Foos) for your student(s) and practice coding some more- the US needs more students interested in and following the path of computer science!

One of my rescheduled 5th grade classes did their Hour of Code this week (12-4-15). They really enjoyed it! It started as a lot of quiet independence and morphed into a lot of discussion and collaboration...


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