Code.org is an international organization with a goal of introducing as many students as possible to Computer Science.
The Hour of Code offers online tutorials to show students the basics of computer programming. During Computer Science Education Week (usually the first full week in December), Code.org wants to introduce millions of students to these concepts.
Ms. Moore will be sharing "unplugged" Code.org lessons with during library. Thanks to Library Program Administrator Sue Rose for creating the original LibGuide. Classroom teachers who want to extend the Hour of Code with their students may find lots of resources here.
Algorithm - A list of steps that you can follow to finish a task.
Program - An algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine.
Persistence - Trying again and again, even when something is very hard.
Loop - The action of doing something over and over again.
Event - An action that causes something to happen.
(Many thanks to Mrs. Gaiewski of Orchard Farms Elementary School for the use of this box and these Coding Vocabulary Words).
Check out the these links to follow up on your Hour of Code.
AASL: V.B.2 - Problem solving through cycles of design, implementation, and reflection; V.D.1 - Iteratively responding to challenges
Common Core: MP1 - Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them; MP2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Rhode Island Cross-Curricular Proficiencies: Collaboration - Contribute to a common goal by exercising flexibility and accountability (Grades 4 and 5); Communication - Actively listen and discuss information; Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - Implement a plan or process of approach using tools and information; Show flexibility and persist through frustrations