During the week of December 4-6, 2017 students in Denton ISD participated in #HourofCode.
Coding activities can be unplugged, use web-based programs such as code.org, or robots.
One of Atkins kids' favorite things was Human Coding. Here, one student had to give instructions for another student to follow. Much laughter was heard when the “coder” made a mistake and the “robot” went off the path.
In another example, students created backpack tags or necklaces using binary code and colored beads to code their names.
Students also used code.org, Scratch or Tynker. The picture above shows students at McNair Elementary using Dash robots to help Santa find his missing cookies. Crownover Middle School students were learning to use a Makey Makey while other schools were coding Spheros. Bell Elementary students used Codapillers and Wilson Elementary used BeeBots.