If your children have been talking about playing Angry Birds this week, it's probably true! Our students have been participating in the Hour of Code organized by code.org. We have been working on coding skills using the computer science tutorials based on games like Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies.
Most of the 3rd and 4th grade students have created an account at http://learn.code.org/ and can sign in and view their progress and continue their tutorials from there.
We are going to continue on with the code as more and more websites are popping up to help children learn basic programming. We have also signed Chadron up to take part in Code Club for students age 9-11 to see just what we can come up with. More information on that can be found at http://codeclubworld.org/