Hour of Power Students Learn to Code

Last week was Computer Science Education Week at Bolton Academy. As a launchpad activity, students in select classes participated in a one-hour session of coding in the Media Center.Teaching students to code has come a long way for those of us who still remember the DOS system! But the students at Bolton Academy had such a great time with their sleek iPads and thin desktop computers as they began the initial stages of learning to code using methods disguised as computer games. Of course we know that our students were all born into this new age of technology and most have had some form of technology in their hands since they have been able to walk. That said, you can only imagine how quickly the children caught on to the technical nuances needed to master the different levels of the “games” before moving on to increasingly more challenging opportunities to control icons, and code outcomes within each of the different programs. This was such an amazing “hour of power” with intentional and engaging use of technology! Thank you Mr. Emmanuel and Ms. Dominique Harbour, (our Educational Technology Specialist), for facilitating this great activity for our students!!!