Nauset Regional Middle School set the bar high this year with Hour of Code. As always, the school's strong emphasis on all things STEM (and STEAM) manifested itself in many ways across the school. Students worked on everything from simple coding activities to "synchronized robot line dancing" with multiple robots.
NRMS technology teacher Brandy Jackson reports:
Hour of Code is a national movement that encourages students to learn computer programming. This year it was expanded to include all of Computer Science Education. Nauset Regional Middle School accepted the challenge.
NRMS students participated in robotics engineereing, building circuits, 3D printing, computer aided design (CAD), object-oriented video game design, and coding using HTML. Leslie Pirtle, Brandy Jackson, and Michael Moore put together lessons that took students, more deeply into coding than just an hour. We all recognize how important computers are for the future of our students, so we work hard to infuse advanced technology into our classrooms.
Although the Hour of Code week is over, the Computer Science focus is not. From afterschool clubs in robotics to new classes in our MakerSpace and the new CNC in the woodshop, NRMS students will have the supports needed to excell in computer science.
NRMS teacher Leslie Pirtle added her thoughts about "digital literacy" standards recently enacted at the state level:
The accompanying photo shows several students ready to test out their "Synchronized Robot Line Dancing" projects. Be sure to watch the video!