Tag: Computer Coding

  • Hope to see ScratchJr in Cville area schools this year!

    Hope to see ScratchJr in Cville area schools this year!

    I have been using the online Scratch programing interface with 3rd and 4th grade students during my volunteer time at Jackson-Via Elementary School, so I was really interested  to learn about the new ScratchJr which has been developed for 5-7 year olds.   Young students learn very quickly how to create and control characters on the […]

  • Is There a Crisis in Computer-Science Education?

    Is There a Crisis in Computer-Science Education?

    I was fortunate in being able to learn Commodore Basic programming along with my children who were in grade school in the 70s.  When the Web arrived in the 90s, I took one look at HTML and javascript and thought immediately, “This looks like fun!” —  the rest is history. I hope that our schools will add computer coding back […]