And the winners are! Middle schoolers competed to create phone apps during CS Week, the top 3 teams are:
3rd place from 7th grade: Allana Harvey; Sophia Lang, and Thomas Daniel
2nd place from 8th grade: Rose Kouakou and Hailey McNair.
1st place from 8th grade: Joy Ani. (pictures attached)
It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Hour of Code we did during the Computer Science week December 4-8 was a big success. Kindergarten students did a fun CS unplugged activity in the Library Media Center. Mr. O’Haley used the rug to show them how to go from one square to the other using coding commands.
In the Computer Lab with Mr. Randolph, the 1st graders used a program called Tinker to help their monster eat jelly beans. 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders loved writing codes for B B-8 the robot from Star Wars.
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders competed to create a phone App using an application from Code.org. We will announce the winners Friday, December 15 during morning assembly.
I would like to stress the important components to Coding: Reading, Writing, and Math, in addition to Decision making, Consequences, and Troubleshooting. These important skills are the foundation of Computer Science and Engineer.
According to the authorized biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, president Obama visited Steve Jobs and asked him why he was outsourcing the manufacture of the Apple products. Mr. Jobs answer was: “ ... that there were nowhere near enough trained engineers in the US.” Here at D.A.T.E., we are preparing our students to become the future engineers needed for the country and most importantly our young girls.