ISB Students Participate in Hour of Code
By Pat Hough, Technology Integration Director
Each year during Computer Science Education Week, ISB students participate in Hour of Code, a global movement designed to celebrate computer science and introduce students to the world of coding. During the recent Hour of Code at ISB, students in 3rd-5th Grade logged onto code.org and started working through a progression of coding puzzles. These activities help students develop their understanding of algorithms, nested loops, while loops, conditionals, and events. This course is crafted to build a strong foundation in basic coding concepts.
3rd Grade students coding during Hour of Code.
- Decomposition, which encourages students to break down a problem into more manageable steps.
- Functions nested in loops and conditionals, in which students create complex algorithms that can be executed in a repeated manner for a finite or infinite amount of time or number of repetitions.
- Transmission and sorting of data, which focuses on students’ designing and building a digital environment.