Roedde House & Coding

Good afternoon parents,

I’m sure your child told you about this already but there were some unexpected changes just before our two week break and we were unable to visit the Roedde House Museum. This outing will now take place on Wednesday April 19 (morning only). I will be looking for one parent volunteer so if you are available that day, make sure to mention this on your child’s permission form which will be going home today.

As we had a bit of extra time in class that morning, and to make the best out of our day, the students, Anne and I did some coding together. I introduced them to a new app I discovered during a workshop I recently attended.

Here is some information, should you want to also do some of it at home with your child.

Apps to try:

One thing that I keep hearing when I attend workshops on coding is that there aren’t a lot of women who code. If your daughter is showing an interest in coding, this event may be for you.

Strathcona – National Girls Learning Code Day

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Have a great weekend,

Annie

Hour of Code

The students participated in the Hour of Code last week. I tried many of the activities from the main Hour of Code website and really enjoyed them.

If you would like to continue working on this at home, here are some sites to get you started.

  1. Hour of Code
  2. Khan Academy – Hour of Code
  3. Hopscotch – Hour of Code
  4. Tynker – Hour of Code
  5. Codesters – Hour of Code
  6. Scratch (can only be used with a computer)

Have a great day!

-Annie

Hour of Code

Last December, Division 22 students, along with another 57,000 other registered classrooms around the world, participated in the Hour of Code. It was initially a bit of a challenge due to ongoing WiFi issues but we eventually managed to spend a full two hours doing this. Our hour became two and all students were highly engaged using some of the class and school iPads.

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This video will tell you more about what the Hour of Code is all about.

If you’d like to continue working on this at home, the links and tutorials they created are still available for you.

Click here if you’d like to see the tutorials.

Have fun!