So, you taught the Hour of Code. Your students were amazed, engaged, and attentive. They were problem solving geniuses and felt like they could do anything! Now, what do you do with all of that excitement and positive energy? Let them try something a little different than the coding tutorials on code.org. Maybe even something they could see in real life! Send them to madewithcode.com and let them program the lights on a state holiday tree in Washington,DC. That's right! They can really program the lights on a holiday tree in DC! Once they have finished writing their program, it will tell them which tree it will light and the day and time their light show will be! Enjoy!
I'm Natalie Davis, an ITRT in Richmond, VA. I taught first, second, and third graders in Richmond for 12 years before becoming an ITRT. I truly enjoy finding useful ways to breathe new life into lessons by integrating technology to help students achieve their learning goals. I am passionate about closing the digital divide by teaching our children to be consumers and creators of technology.