3 Mar 2017 • eugene
Newbies are a big challenge for us mentors. They're almost ready for navigating the OS, firing-up code editors, and working with the command line. To get them ready, we carefully select activities from a variety of resources that build the skills they need. More, we try to keep it fun and switch between them during class to keep the kids engaged.
When the kids start racing through these activities and get bored, they're ready to advance and join the Hackers!
|Hour of Code||Get kids excited about coding!|
|code.org Course 1||Develop computational thinking skills|
|code.org Course 2||Further develop computational thinking skills|
|TypingClub||Introduce to keyboards and touch typing|
|PublishYourDesign||Develop navigation / spatial skills using Legos!|
|PBS Kids||Increase comfort with PC's through kids games|
|Tynker||Games that teach computational thinking skills|
|ABCYa||Educational games for kids|