Ms. Annette Canabal
Ramey Aguadilla, Puerto Rico | February 6, 2019
On Friday, December 7, 149 students from grades 1st to 5th at Ramey Unit School joined millions of other students around the world in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is one of the most popular wide world learning event, and takes place yearly during “Computer Science Education Week.” This event is an hour long session that provides familiarization with coding to encourage participation in and celebration of computer science.
Prior to the online computer session, students were provided with an introduction to coding by their teacher. Once online, students took a tutorial and then used their new basic coding knowledge to choreograph dance moves for a “Dance Party” or solve puzzles in “Minecraft -Voyage Aquatic” using blocks of codes.
During the one hour activity per grade, students not only received help from their teachers, but also from their peers. It was amazing how students would help each other in solving problems that they encountered while coding!
Throughout the day, no matter if they were first or fifth graders, students were engaged problem solvers and creators. They enjoyed being a coder for an hour.
Who knows how many of these students will become CODERS of the future?