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The Hour of Code is a global event involving millions of students from over 180 countries. During the week of Dec 3-12, students (and teachers) around the world are encouraged to spend an hour learning how to problem solve, create, and collaborate with code. Not every child is destined to be a coder; however, we believe that the fundamental skills they learn through coding can make a real difference later in life.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/nKIu9yen5nc

Here at Iona PS, we took the opportunity to introduce students in Year 2, 3 4, and 5 to coding via http://code.org, robotics, and a variety of age-appropriate iPad coding apps. We were delighted by students’ extremely positive response to the Hour of Code. Many are already looking forward to coding activities next year!

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Learning how to control Sphero
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ScratchJr proved incredibly popular (and powerful)!
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The Year 4’s loved the Minecraft Hour of Code Challenge
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The certificates went down well too!