Today Ms Chandonia's class learned that an algorithm is a set of instructions. They embarked on the Level 2 Beta version of the K-5 curriculum with code.org. It got a bit complicated at times but the students all helped each other and some great learning took place. Students learn how to solve problems, work cooperatively and think in a logical manner through these activities. Many students do not know it yet, but this exposure will help them when they seek out careers that use the skills that they are learning by practicing these visual coding activities.
Sue Levine is a Teacher-Librarian in Atlanta, GA.