Will you be one of tomorrow’s superheros? Will you be a technology wizard, or rock star? As your teacher this year, I will bet on it. Amazing things are happening these days in the area of Computer Science. Today we watched a video that introduced us to some important people who talked about the importance of kids like us learning computer code.
Next week is Computer Science Education Week, and we are celebrating with others around the world “An Hour of Code“. Students all around the world will spend one hour learning the basics of computer programming. We will explore programming with tutorials both this week and next week. The fun tutorials include Star Wars, Minecraft, Anna and Elsa and Lightbots!
Everything we do nowadays involves some sort of computer programming. Creating things through code may seem to be wizardry or involve superhero skills, but one thing is for sure. It can make a huge difference in the lives of people, and we can use these powers for good. So, let’s get to it geniuses!
Our learning targets:
1. I can create something new using computer code
2. I will collaborate with others to learn a new language: “computer code”
3. I can use my critical thinking skills to use code to design and complete a project.
Haven’t we all wished we were superheros? Here is our chance.