Computer Science/Hour of Code Week

Published on Dec 12, 2019

Computer Science/Hour of Code Week

Normandale Hills celebrated Computer Science/Hour of Code Week December 9-13. All students had the opportunity to participate in at least one hour of coding and uncoding experiences. The purpose is to build interest, help students understand and value how things work, develop problem solving skills, encourage creativity, learn to communicate, connect with real world jobs and experiences, and have fun! Our students sequenced origami, dance moves, and handshakes, found out what is considered a computer, coded their own creations in Codespark, Scratch, Scratch Jr., and Python, used our Beebots and Ozobots to practice their math skills, and received daily highlights and videos on the morning announcements.  We also were able to connect with resources outside our building by participating in a variety of webinars. We had over 100 students participate in a Girls Who Code Seesaw webinar and even got a shout-out from our speakers. Our fifth grade also invited in a speaker on hacking and digital security! Thank you to our students and teachers for their enthusiasm and participation!