Hour of Code Update from M.E. Small Elementary School

Young children complete coding activities with ScratchJr
A ScratchJr programming activity. Photo courtesy of M.E.Small Elementary

Even the youngest of children can learn coding with the Scratch, Jr. system that M.E. Small Elementary School library media teacher Kim Keith uses with her students.  She was pleased to give us an update on what her students did during the Hour of Code last week:

"Coding is the new literacy.  With ScratchJr, young children can program their own interactive stories and games.  In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively on the iPad.  

M. E. Small third graders are completing task cards in ScratchJr. in order to learn all the features.(picture with the four kids at the table) They are learning to make the sun set and the moon rise.  They are coding a race between a pig, dog and rabbit.  They are making up their own story of a dragon living in a city park."

Click on the photo gallery below to see some example of the students' work with ScratchJr during last week's Hour Of Code.

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