Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Today we did a very basic introduction to coding! We started our lesson by viewing a clip of famous coders talking about coding in general, and where it can lead. Students were then introduced to a new word - algorithm, and what it means (a series of steps to be followed, especially by a computer). We then outlined what directions we would write to fill in a 4x4 grid as a checkerboard. First I did this using words (Move right, Fill in square with colour), and then as a class we discussed what might be an easier way to tell a computer to do something. Students came up with very basic symbols, then we wrote an algorithm using the symbols. 

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