Later this term St. Mark’s will be participating in the Hour Of Code, the largest global learning event in the world. In the Hour Of Code, students are encouraged to investigate and learn about the ways in which computer science is applied to a variety of applications.
Coding, which is a form of “Computational Thinking”, is marked as an essential fluency for students of today who will work in the jobs of tomorrow. These jobs are likely to be heavily influenced by technology and the ability to use it to solve problems.
Earlier in the Year our students competed in the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge and performed exceptionally well.
Today students in Year 4 are learning to program or code their own version of the game Flappy Bird by using a tutorial.
Students, what sort of thinking skills did you need to use to work through the tutorials?
Students, post your own version of your Flappy Bird game. How is yours different?