Middle School Students Conquer Coding

Middle School Students Conquer Coding photo

Middle school students explored the world of coding on Jan. 18, when representatives from KidOyO visited foreign language classes. They introduced students to the “language” of coding through the Python programming system.

Bradley Turney and Sabrina Wagner of the KidOyO learning platform demonstrated and explained basic coding functions, which students followed along with using laptops. They learned to draw a graphic, name it, change its shape and color and make it move. They used turtle images for most of the lesson and attempted to make mandalas using loops. 

For most students, this was their first exposure to programming and they picked up the skills quickly. The district looks forward to more opportunities to further incorporate technology such as this into the classrooms.