We have a new set of kids who want to learn to become programmers! This school year, we are making programming simple by letting our new “coders” know that it is simply creating a set of instructions to achieve a desired result. At Coding 101, we make them realize that it is similar to following a recipe or giving directions because the word programming can be such a big word for elementary kids and can really be scary.
We use the “drag-and-drop”, “block-based”, and “snap-together” programs as effective ways to introduce programming. So far, the kids have accessed their own code.org accounts. In our upcoming sessions, we will continue to use Code Studio, Code Monkey, and Scratch to start their way into coding! You’ll surely love to see that Eureka! moment every time they solve a puzzle, and were able to move from one challenge to another! -Mr. Ricky.