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Fun With Animation Lays a Foundation for Future Coding

Fun With Animation Lays a Foundation for Future Coding photo

An introduction to animation and code was part of a recent lesson for first-grade students at Grundy Avenue Elementary School, led by Technology Integration Specialist Claudia Camassa.

To begin the activity, Camassa read an excerpt from the Joshua Funk book, “How to Code a Sandcastle,” where students were introduced to popular coding terms like block code, sequencing and looping. Using iPads, students then accessed the coding program Scratch Jr. to choose a character, customize a background and then select commands for their character to follow.  

The activity was an excellent introductory experience for students, as they will participate in additional coding activities in the future.