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Junior Coding Project
Would learning to program with block coding help junior students feel more confident with their problem solving skills?
Students are great at using programs on computers, but most of them do not understand what the computer is doing. By learning to write code, students will be learning not only how to consume technology, but to also be imaginative creators of technological artefacts.
Not only is coding considered to be 'cool', it also helps to build skill sets, such as:
Within most of the programming that the students will be doing, there will be math skills that will be drawing upon to help 'make things work'. For example, the Frozen programming activity from code.org, requires students use their basic skills of geometry and drawing angles.
We will be focussing on how students adapt to learning how to program for the first time and develop their problem solving skills.
In Trillium Lakelands District School Board, every student is provided with multiple opportunities to achieve their full potential. To support this goal, we will: