You still have time! The Hour of Code week started today and runs through Sunday December 14, 2014. To help celebrate, members of the Rhode Island Tech Collective volunteered this year to fan out among schools throughout the state. We are leading coding lessons in grades K through 12 the whole school week.
Want to help a student with an AWESOME coding game? My personal favorite was developed by Disney and is based on the movie “Frozen.” Two movie characters can be programmed to make very intricate skating patterns. One word of advice, this coding game is complicated and so is perhaps more suited to those who have done one of the easier games first.
For elementary school students my suggestion is start with “Angry Birds” (http://studio.code.org/hoc/1) and then after the student has learned the basics progress to “Frozen” (http://studio.code.org/s/frozen/stage/1/puzzle/1). And NO! The ubiquitous theme song does NOT play while you work the coding puzzle!
You can do the Hour of Code at home too. All year long! If you’d like more information go to http://hourofcode.com/us. To learn more about the RI Tech Collective involvement visit http://www.tech-collective.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=724.