This week I checked out the Hour of Code option on Code.org. I checked out the Code with Anna and Elsa. I struggled a bit with it because I sometimes didn’t understand what I was supposed to be doing but once I got the hang of it, it seemed to work better for me. Also after reading Kylie’s post I decided to check out the Flappy Code and created my own game! The Flappy Code was very entertaining as I’m sure most of us played the actual game.
I found the coding to be a lot like a puzzle. You have to get it in the right spot for it just to work. I learned that if you don’t get the right code in the right place it won’t work. While I did find this coding activity pretty easy I did struggle with it a few times just trying to figure out how to make the design work. I honestly never even thought coding was important unless it was your job. I do think coding is important for student to learn how to do because it gives them a better idea of how things such as their apps, social media, games, etc. is created.
I think the coding we learned this week was fairly simple and straightforward but if I was to go try to code any more it would be a lot harder. I think the purpose of learning how to code it to teach students the ways that things are created and that it takes a lot of hard work.
I found some good article explaining why it is important to learn how to code. Check them out!