Do the numbers matter? Not really, but it does energize my students when I work to calculate the combined and collective number of hours we spent this past week doing Hour of Code and related activities. This chart will be going up on our class blog this weekend.
- Collaborative problem solving on the Frozen game with our kindergarten buddies;
- Angry Bird coding on the Interactive Board;
- Flappy Bird coding collectively and individually;
- Working on programming and designing our science-based video game projects.
Do the numbers accurately gauge the interest of my four classes of sixth graders in the coding and programming concept? Not even close. They were invested and engaged, and even yesterday, a fair number were still working on coding activities during breaks with their game design projects.
It’s all good …
Peace (in the chart),