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Coding

 

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Media specialists in all three elementary schools are using an exciting new coding curriculum. Elementary students across the district will be logging into an internet space called Kodable.com. Kodable.com is used by over 133 countries. On the Kodable.com site, K-5 students will be learning the language of coding. Some examples are algorithm, sequence, pseudocode, and flow structure. Our goal is that by the end of 5th grade, students will be able to code using JavaScript.

 

Younger students will be introduced to block coding with the “Fuzz Family”. These fuzzy creatures will be used as manipulatives, which children will command through coding mazes. Coding is like learning a language. It is best to start young with the foundational concepts. As students advance, they will move from block coding to real code. Students will go from simply interacting with technology to actually creating technology.

 

The New Prague coding curriculum is more than “boring” algorithms. The kids will have fun learning with “unplugged” lessons. Fuzz dance party and fuzz hopscotch are just a few of the many kinesthetic lessons. Unplugged lessons will also have students away from their computers using their hands to build vital real life skills such as: communication, higher order thinking skills, and problem solving.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lisa Meyer, Media Specialist, at 111-1564 or Mr. Pat Pribyl at 111-1501.