Last week we started our next session of after school clubs and I am doing a coding club. I have 14 third through fifth graders meeting me in the lab after school on Thursdays. We have started out using the K-8 intro to computer science course available for free at code.org. This course is great and shows the students lots of different coding activities they can work through at their own pace. This is good for them, but bad for me! Well, not really bad for me but our club meets once a week for an hour and we only have 8 sessions. Since this is a 20 hour course, and they were so excited the first day, I said it was okay for them to log in at home and work on it if they wanted. Well, a few of them are almost through the entire thing and we a haven’t even met the for the second session!
I’m sure I will be able to set these go-getters free to do some other coding activities if they finish early. I for sure didn’t want to dampen their enthusiasm. I’m only partway through the second activity so will have to work some before next Thursday to catch up with them.
Be sure to check out code.org, it is a great site!