Elementary campuses in Seguin this week have had several visitors attend technology classes to participate in Hour of Code activities. We have been privileged and excited to host current and former school board members, a city councilperson, the president of our local chamber of commerce, the mayor of Seguin, and our county judge. Our guests tried their hands at a variety of coding tools, including Code.org, CodeMonkey, Lightbot, and CodeCombat, were introduced to the campuses’ 3D printing and design programs, and got a first-hand look at some of the ways the district is trying to give students a wide range of computer science experiences.
Block coding tools like Code.org have been used to intruduce basic concepts.
City Councilwoman Fonda Mathis joined Jenifer Wells’ students at Rodriguez Elementary.
Trusty Cindy Thomas-Jimenez received pointers from a Rodriguez Elementary coding pro.
Trustee Ben Amador observes student coders using CodeMonkey at Patlan Elementary.
20 levels of CodeMonkey have been added to Learning.com resources this school year.
Code.org resources include educational videos, such as this one featuring one of the founders of the videogame Minecraft.
Seguin mayor Don Keil joined students at Patlan Elementary for his second Hour of Code.
Patlan Elementary students are excited about learning about coding!
Mayor Keil and team work through a particularly challenging task.
Seguin Councilwoman Fonda Mathis brought her computer science background to Rodriguez Elementary.
Trustee Amador also paid a visit to Mrs. Casiano’s lab at Koennecke Elementary, where students were learning Python code using CodeCombat.
Trustee Cinde Thomas-Jimenez joined Rodriguez Elementary students in an Hour of Code.