Coding - Kodable and Other Resources

Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade learned that coding is simply instructing computers what to do. While the concept is elementary, the applications of such knowledge and skill are limitless as students will utilize their knowledge in future years to create video games, create cool science projects, and find career opportunities that interest them. The students have applied and advanced their coding skills on Kodable in the Computer Lab this winter. Ask your child for their Class Code so they can share their progress with you and continue coding at home. Feel free to email me if your child has forgotten the Class Code.

Here are some additional resources to consider to continue coding at home. These websites/apps are well-regarded and appropriate for elementary age students with some support. Elementary (K-5). Kids learn the fundamentals of computer science with drag & drop blocks to create drawings, stories, and games. Free.

Tynker - Ages 7+. Kids learn to code using visual code blocks that represent real programming concepts. Tynker is great to guide kids through a variety of visual programming languages, allowing them to code robots and drones, build apps and games, and explore STEAM activities. 10-20 free activities or a paid subscription.

Scratch Jr. - 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 computer. Free. iPads only.