Monday, December 14, 2015

Hour of Code Happenings

On Friday, December 11th we had a couple of exciting events in the Design Tech classroom.
Approximately 20 middle school students set up their games created in Scratch and Unity with a variety of handmade game controllers.  Three classrooms of third and fourth grade students visited the classroom and sampled the games.  It was a great way to show the younger students how to take coding to the next level.  We also had about 20 guests from VITA-Learn Northwest visit.  They were very excited to take back what they learned to their own schools.

For the afternoon, we had a live Google Hangout with Marguerite Dibble of Game Theory.  She graduated from Champlain College in 2012 with a degree in Game Art and Animation. As CEO of Game Theory, a company she founded, she produces games, apps and engagement strategies focused on making learning fun.  A dozen middle school girls from WCS joined the conversation and asked Marguerite some great questions!