Beyond Hour of Code: How to Keep Students Engaged with Coding

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digital-388075_640With interest emerging in computer science, teachers around the world have engaged their students with programming by hosting Hour of Code events. Learning how to code is permeating our school systems and will eventually become an essential part of every student’s education. Once a student has had their initial experience coding, what does it take to continue developing their skill? In this webinar, presented by the Teaching Kids to Code community on edWeb.net, Steven Yee, COO at EDUonGo, Inc. provided suggestions on how to facilitate coding projects and assist your students as they learn how to build software. Like a team sport, coding requires a team effort. While it does take plenty of individual coding practice to become skillful, most developers will agree that teamwork is the most important component. Steven gave advice on how to help students look for solutions online while they collaborate with their peers. Find out how to keep your students engaged with code. Even if you do not have coding knowledge, you can still provide support to your students!

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