Hour of Code

The Hour of Code campaign was initially started as a way to demystify “code” and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Hour of Code has now become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science as a part of Computer Science Education Week. This week Mayrin Bunyagidj, Keys Lower School Technology Integrationist, designed projects for grades K to 4 meant to integrate computer science with other lessons within each grade’s curriculum.  First grade students, in conjunction with their unit on the post office, used mini robots called Sparrows to help map out their “mail routes” around Keys Lower School campus. Students worked together to design their mail routes, and then carefully maneuvered the Sparrow through the maps they created using a variety of control systems on their iPad. Who knows, years from now the Keys First Grade Post Office may be run by robots entirely!
Stay tuned for more information about Hour of Code events at Middle School.
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