Today we did our (now monthly) Hour of Code. We had a great turnout with almost a full house which is awesome because we are going to try to turn this monthly Hour of Code activity into something more! This is a good place to start to get kids interested in coding and also working together to share their knowledge of coding.
Right off the bat we've got kids who have never coded and others who are pretty well-versed, so we want to get them working together and create a fun atmosphere where they can look forward to getting further into coding!
Coming up soon we'll have some robotics classes that will build on what we are learning here!
For today's activity, though, we started at the beginning with Code.org's Hour of Code activities. These simple "games" involving Angry Birds and Plants Vs. Zombies characters are not only fun, but they also teach the basics of how to code using a visual block style.