Future computer engineers! Gold Rush Students are participating in the international event Hour of Code during their 5th STEAM Lab rotation. Unique this year, each student has an individual account created within code.org where they are able to personalize their coding skills. In addition, to digital coding activities, students are collaborating in teams in offline coding activities where they practice following "chains of movements and commands". For example, intermediate students worked with partners to create designs on graph paper and created a code for another group to replicate and recreate their drawing. They are also learning the importance of analyzing and correcting errors in their lines of code as they worked as a team in Debugging Programming Relays. Primary students are collaborating to learn how to give commands that a robot would follow. They began by programming each other to solve for missing diamonds in Move it! Move it!, and then to build stacks of cups in specific ways in my Robot Friend. Our Kindergarten programmers are participating in Hour of Code as well and kicked off their week with the help of a 5th grade buddy.
As always, to see the daily lesson objectives, click on your student's grade level to the right and then click on the Rotation you would like to learn more about.