Canada Learning Code Week at W.P. Sandin
If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code.
The Computer Science 20 class took it upon themselves to organize hour of code events for the grades 6-9 students in our school. We offer Robotics and Automation to grade 10-11 and Computer Science to Grade 11-12, and they thought it would increase interest in these courses to make fun engaging coding activities available to the younger students.
Each day December 9th -13th, the students taught their peers programming concepts. The grade 6’s made flappy bird games using conditionals in Scratch. The grade 7’s completed algorithms in Minecraft games and did some debugging with Ozoblockly and their Ozobot maze smart cars. Some of the grade 8’s made their own Pong game, while the rest of the 8’s along with our 9’s remixed their own VR world using co.spaces online.
Congratulations to the Computer Science 20 class for their contribution to introducing these courses to the younger students! Great job.