Our students are among over 4 million already planning to try one Hour of Code during Dec. 5-9 worldwide. This movement, organized by Code.org and supported by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.
Each campus is participating. Here are a few of the activities being held in honor of the "Hour of Code":
Hour of Code activities will happen in the classroom and through the rotation teachers next week. The classroom teachers will all do the unplugged Lesson 9 from Code.org- Building a Foundation with gumdrops & marshmallows.
Lessons for the week:
• Library will teach Kinder and First coding using BeeBots.
• Library will teach PreK lesson 1 from Code.org. (Flurb lesson)
• Music teachers will show a New Hour of Code tutorial video from Code.org and work through lessons form Moana: Wayfinding with Code. (Kindergarten and First Grade only)
• Computer Lab will teach a coding lesson either using code.org or thefoos.com. (Kindergarten and First Grade only)
• P.E. Play "If, then" game. (Kindergarten and First Grade only
Houston Elementary will be using the Minecraft module at Code.org beginning on Monday. The instructor will have a Chromebook hooked to the monitor so all students can collaborate and work on solving puzzles
The library will be sponsoring an Hour of Code event all week. Each day students will participate and "coding" will be the featured activity in the makerspace for the week. Day one the 6th grade will work with Tynker: Coding for Kids.
Mineral Wells Jr. High
The vast majority of teens enjoy video games and games on their phones. It is many times their main source entertainment. However, they have never had to create a video game or witnessed the hard work it takes to allow them to enjoy the game. Fortunately this week is Hour of the Code, both seventh and eighth graders get to enjoy this thought-provoking and intriguing process. They get to see the intense trial and error of coding the characters to follow commands in order to eventually create a game. A large number of students have aspiring dreams of becoming software engineers in order to become game programmers. This week MWJH students get to see this game-creating world in a more simplified level.