From QAE PTSA Technology Advisor Julie Smith:
This week QAE students got to practice all 5 of our pillars and rocked the Hour of Code! We had over 400 QAE kids join with tens of millions of kids around the world coding, helping other kids, tweeting our participation, and having fun.
Thank you to our amazing school community for your help, support, and participation - our kids were both excited and engaged throughout the day! Our fantastic volunteers made the day run incredibly smoothly (and thanks to those who made sure our volunteers and teachers were well fed!).
Special thanks to all the teachers for working this into their busy schedules, sacrificing the teachers' lounges, and helping to get our kids excited about learning these critical 21st Century Skills.
Now to continue the momentum...below there are a number of suggestions for how to continue to engage your children in coding and software development including resources and classes for both online, individualized and classroom/camp settings.
In addition the parent technology committee will be working with our staff technology committee to find more ways to continue to support these critical thinking and problem solving skills and tools in our classrooms. If you are interested in getting involved in the parent technology committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Visit http://studio.code.org/ to continue the exploration!
· Early readers should check out: Course 1
· Readers should try: Play Lab, Flappy Code, and Courses 2, 3, and 4
· Scratch Jr’s iPad app is also good for 1st and 2nd graders
· Khan Academy is also a great resource for computer programming education
Winter Camps and Classes
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