Hour of Code
Posted by Sally Snelson at 12/13/2016 2:00:00 PM
Madison Schools Celebrate Computer Science Education Week
December 5th through 11th was Computer Science Education Week and all of the Madison Public Schools celebrated with coding and other activities. Technology teachers in the elementary schools did code.org programming activities with all of the classes on their Chromebooks.
Central Avenue School also celebrated with a robotics program brought to their school through committed fundraising and their interest in STEM. First through fifth graders got to program their robots using iPads.
The Madison Junior School took over the gymnasium and the students worked in teams to write block-style computer programso which would be used to have a "robot" accomplish a series of tasks. When the teams finished the code they brought the code for testing to real live robots (their classmates) to see well their programs worked. There was fun, lots of rework, and a real sense of accomplishment. The Junior School also did code.org Hour of Code activities in their Advisory and Math classes.
The Madison High School students took part in code.org Hour of Code activities in their math classes. The Kindergarten classes played a board game developed by a programmer to help teach programming and logical thinking to 4 through 7 year olds.
It was a great week for Computer Science Education in Madison!