Over the course of the morning, we engaged with 20 8- to 11-year-old students while they worked through self-guided, game-like tutorials that taught the basics of computer code.
Students chose from three options, two beginner games and a more advanced option. Many students started off with the Frozen-themed or Angry Birds-themed drag-and-drop tutorials and used their problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity to successfully move through the levels. However, by the end of the hour, the majority of the class had moved on to typing code in the advanced robot-themed tutorial.
Zerion’s CEO, Sze Wong, brought the Hour of Code movement to our attention a few weeks ago and organized this opportunity for the Zerion team. Through this workshop, we nurtured and encouraged their problem-solving skills; in return, we witnessed arithmetic-wary students become excited about learning computer code and math. Needless to say, we left the school looking forward to next year’s Hour of Code. Click to see the larger pictures from the event!