Hour of Code Hour of Code week began at EES with students in Mrs. Flaherty & Mrs. Goldsmith’s third grade class playing the “unplugged” technology game Robot Turtles during technology class in the library. Students learned the basics of coding by programming their turtles with the directions needed to successfully navigate a maze.
Once they became comfortable with this, they were able to add obstacles to the board to challenge their own coding skills. Coding encourages logical thinking, problem solving, persistence, planning, communication, and collaboration with others in completing the mazes.
Students were excited to be able to create their own programs and make the Robot Turtles move as they were coded!