On their first day in the AT&T Classroom, the Echo Hills Room 9 fourth graders were introduced to the Hopscotch app to begin to learn coding skills. This afternoon the students explored additional levels of the app along with Stow-Munroe Falls Superintendent Tom Bratten who was visiting today and joined the lesson.
Hopscotch is an iOS app designed to teach children the basic elements of coding and programming. By manipulating simple drag and drop blocks, Hopscotch introduces students to fundamental programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values and conditionals. Providing opportunities for children to learn coding skills fosters children’s abilities for mathematical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving. It also provides opportunities for targeting common core skills in math for computation, angles, and coordinate grids.