For this week’s blog post I went to Code.org and tried my hand at coding. Let’s just say it got a little interesting.
First and foremost, I want to begin by saying I am not a tech savy person. There is a reason I took this class and It wasn’t because I thought it would be an easy mark. It is because I knew I needed to be schooled. Up until this point in the semester, I felt as though I was making great progress, really working towards my technological dreams. This was until I was faced with my match. Coding.
Things started off great, I scanned through the different things I could do and quickly settled on a great looking Frozen game. Frozen+ Figure Skating. Sold. I clicked the link and watched the opening video. I practised my first ‘code’, I thought this is going great.
It was going great, each code I was creating a new great snowflake
It was all going good until they asked me to make a 10 point snowflake..
I tried, and I tried again.. I tried all my coding knowledge, and it had me stumped.
I think coding is very important to teach in future classrooms because I think coding will be very important in the future. As our society progresses, the importantance for and of technology. Coding is a type of literacy that is vital to success in the future. I think coding is something that many teachers (myself) included will need professional development in order to make a reality in our classrooms.