A Day of Coding at JFK Elementary

Today, December 8, 2016 the entire student body of JFK took place in the ‘Hour of Code’. ‘The Hour of Code’ is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The ‘Hour of Code’ started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

The excitement of the day was built over the announcements in the morning and then all classes participated in coding activities throughout the day. Many thanks to the JFK community for embracing this event, especially Mary Grgecic, Sara DiDio, Ellen LePere and Peter LaMoreaux for initiating, organizing and supporting this initiative.
Here are some of the websites that we visited and explored today!

Santa Tracker Santa Tracker
Candy Monster Candy Monster
Puppy Quest Puppy Quest
Code.org Code.org

Teachers reported:

“All this week my class has been coding and loving every minute. Amazing to see a little boy who can’t count beyond 2, has yet to learn letters and letter sounds, coding like an expert!”
“We got to see a lot of dance moves with the code boogie link.”
“What a successful day! Thank you for putting together such a fun coding adventure!”
“The kids enjoyed hearing the announcements and couldn’t wait for their turn.”
“Our coders were so excited and engaged!”
“The students had such a fun day.”

Coding JFK                                         ciavara

ciavara                                        monti2