St. Margaret’s Celebrates Computer Science During ‘Hour of Code’
Computer science was celebrated at St. Margaret’s and around the world last week, as students kindergarten through grade 6 once again participated in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week.
St. Margaret’s already teaches computer science year-round within its curriculum, but the Hour of Code event was a way to bring a brighter spotlight to computer sciences on campus.
Students in kindergarten did a Christmas tree algorithm challenge with ICE Lab teacher Laura Redman. In the activity, Mrs. Redman was the programmer and the students were the computers and they received step-by-step instructions to assemble a Christmas tree out of Legos.
Students in grade 1 did an activity with the Kodable, an app which breaks down computer science into basic concepts to set a strong foundation.
Students in grades 2-6 participated in an activity of their choice the website code.org, with many choosing the “Dance Party” activity to code a choreographed dance with different animals doing different dance moves.
In grade 5, Upper School senior Chris Chan visited the STEAM block during Hour of Code activities to share his passion for technology and engineering and to read from his children’s book, Eric’s Engineering Adventure.