KWON Kindergarten through Grade 6 students coded the week away using the apps Kodable, Daisy the Dinosaur, Lightbot and Hopscotch. They watched videos featuring President Obama, Chris Bosh, Warren Sapp, Shakira, and more...all promoting coding. Our students were amazing, passing entire levels and programs in a fraction of the time predicted! We are now part of the worldwide project including over 14,000,000 coders!
In 10 years, there will be one million unfilled jobs because only 1 in 10 schools teach students how to code (program computers). KWON is doing something about that by introducing Kindergarten through Sixth grade students to the beginning stages of coding (the language of computers) using the Hour of Code portal. Hour of Code hopes to start 10 million students throughout the world coding during the week of December 9-13 and KWON is participating! For more information about coding or to enroll in a free coding class, go to code.org or go to codeacademy.com!
What's an Hour of Code? It's a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.
From December 9-13, KWON's kindergarten through sixth grade students will participate, in partnership with Code.org, in a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone. No experience needed.
Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career - everybody can benefit from learning the basics. Visit Code.org for inspiration. Contact Keolani Alejado at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.