This week, for Computer Science Education Week, we are having great fun learning how to 'code' in our Computer Class.
'Coding' or Computer programming is like giving your computer step by step instructions and telling it what to do. When you do this you can create a game, make an animation, a story and much more.
The people at CODE.ORG have organised a worldwide event known as the 'Hour of Code'. Last year more than 15 million students worldwide tried coding in one week. This year, the aim is to reach 100 million!! So let's join in and make this happen. After all, in this technological world that is ever advancing, computer programming is becoming a life skill.
Anybody Can Code
CODE.ORG have developed lots of fun, enjoyable and easy to follow tutorials on their website for beginners to start coding. Celebrities and people in power are endorsing that more schools should teach children how to code and we are quickly seeing the benefits as our problem solving, mathematical and logical skills increase as we figure out how to programme our games and animations. We often work with a partner for coding so we can figure it out together too.
Check out our school Computer Blog to see what activities are suitable for different age groups or go to code.org/learn and choose a suitable coding activity yourself. Some firm favourites in class so far have been the Candy Quest, Frozen, Flappy birds and Angry Birds tutorials.
Why not try them out at home and teach someone in your family how to 'code'. Then tell us:
What was your favourite coding activity and why?