Hour of Code
Hour of Code is Here!
One of the first steps to introducing our students to computer science is to participate in the worldwide Hour of Code week, the largest learning campaign in history. Our school will participate in this global movement December 5th through December 9th. In one hour during the week, our entire student body here at R. Roger Rowe School will learn that computer science and coding is fun, easy, and accessible at all ages. The RSF HOC website was designed so students can come back any time and continue working in all these diverse levels of coding. I am looking forward to another successful year! #hourofcode
For other activities for Hour of Code, please go to this link: https://code.org/learn
Please contact Jackie Mendez if you have any questions regarding the RSF Hour of Code.
Student Activity Directory
Elena Colvin will be facilitating the Hour of Code for Grades K-4 with these activities:
Star Wars review from Ms. Mendez’ programming class:
It’s kind of easy at first, hard in the middle, and easy again during the end. I think it’s cool and should definitely be recommended for a 5th grader. It also let’s you customize the last level of the game! It only took me 37 minutes to complete. I challenge you to beat my time. ~ Carson W.
Middle School enrichment teachers will be facilitating the Hour of Code for Grades 6-8.
6th-8th Grade Beginners: Star Wars
In this section, students can choose an activity that challenges their level of coding. The further the stage, the harder it gets! Good Luck.
6th-8th Grade Intermediate/Adavnced: Choose your challenge!
Course 4 Stage Reviews from Ms. Mendez’ programming class:
Stage 18: Artist Binary
It was really simple at the start but towards the middle it got relatively hard. At the start they made sure you would know what to do in the water stages. I really like how the last one or two stages were free draw and it let you do what you wanted. I think that mostly sixth graders and people that like art will like this. ~Matias Clotfelter (7th Grade)
Stage 18: Artist Binary
At first artist binary is quite easy however as you go on it gets pretty hard. In artist binary you type in numbers in a code formation, that decides each line in a pattern. The idea is to fill in the right parts of a checkered pattern that gets extremely difficult as you go. I personally did not like this stage, because all you do is type in a 0, or 1 for dark, or light in a pattern. ~Matthew S. (7th Grade)
Stage 20: Super Challenge—For Loops
A very interesting experience that really makes you think. It was very fun to experiment with, though it should definitely be for higher level coders. The looping was more complicated and harder to understand, so coders probably need a pretty decent understanding of the logic stack and order of the rules. Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun trying out the different ways to cod. I would recommend eighth graders with a good understanding of coding. This is definitely a very challenging but interesting game. ~Michael C. (7th Grade)
Stage 22: Extreme Challenge
It was definitely the hardest one. In this one you attempt to code a bee to make him do many different actions such as moving and collecting pollen/flowers. It gives you no hints so I think that you should start on a much easier one and then once you master that, you could try this one. Even though this one is very challenging, it is fun to experiment with and it makes Hour Of Code challenging. I would recommend this to high level seventh and eighth graders with a good idea or experience with coding. However, I am sure that some sixth graders could eventually finish this if maybe they worked with one or two other friends. This is definitely the hardest one here and will odds are make you struggle. ~ Alex A. (7th Grade)
Art Class: Hour of Code for Artists