Summer Coding Day 5

The game design process is very similar to the iterative engineering process – IMAGINE, CREATE, IMPROVE. Our video features a game created by a 2nd grader, an app developed by a 3rd grader, and some students working with Ozobots, robots programmed with light. It has been wonderful to work with your children this week. Thank you.

NNM Coding Day 4

Today’s video features students engaged in Robot Challenges!

Of course, robotics is just one element of computer science, as is coding. At its core, computer science is the study of how to use logical thinking to identify, simplify and solve complex problems. Young students can learn complex computer science concepts, especially when artificial barriers like programming syntax are out of the way.

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Summer Coding Day 2

In today’s video, you will see students coding with Kodable and with BitsBox. Kodable starts by helping students think like a programmer. The curriculum is aligned to K-5 standards, and is excellent for emerging readers. With Bitsbox, children learn to program by creating fun apps that work on computers and gadgets like iPads and Android tablets. The Bitsbox.com website provides each child with a virtual tablet and a place to type their code. The experience starts with lots of guidance, first showing learners exactly what to type, then quickly encouraging them to modify and expand their apps by typing in new commands.