This month, as a follow up to STEM Day, Kelly Van Meter (our campus's Instructional Partner) and I will be pushing into classes and doing one hour overviews of the Scratch Jr. App. During a discussion of these upcoming sessions Lesley Ryan, our AP, posed the question, "Why do we need to teach our students coding?". That inspired me to do some digging on the topic.
I didn't need to dig too far because shortly after that conversation one of our amazing team of Ed Tech's, Juan Orozco, posted an article featuring an infographic that covered that very topic on our Google Group. I took the infographic from Kodable, made it a little more child friendly and used SMORE to make my own infographic to share during our Scratch Jr. sessions this month.
Stay tuned for updates on the Eanes Elementary coding sessions which begin tomorrow!