Intro to computer science is a great class to get started on coding for 7th and 8th graders. It is taught by Coach Evans and we are currently using a great website to start learning code called CodeHS. Intro to Compute Science is an elective open to both seventh and eighth grade students. Taught by Coach Evans, this class is a great way to get an early start on coding using a the website CodeHS.
“I like CodeHS, because I like to code.” said Spencer Bemis, 7.
At the beginning of the year, computer science students useda program called Karel, a beginner program that helps you get started on understanding what coding is. In Karel, you get a dog which you can more around and make do things with coding. CodeHS gives you a challenge to do certain things with Karel, like making the end result of the program look different from it did in the beginning.
“I’ve always enjoyed coding, and I have always thought it was cool to put a series of letters and numbers into a program and see what it does, but another hard thing about it is that I’m in a class full of boys. As one of three girls in my class, it’s been a challenge fitting in.” said Chayse Huhnke, 7.
“I am very confident that I can use computer science to solve problems in the real world.” said Ameena Chowdhury, 7.
There are so many different and cool things you can do using code. Overall, I think that intro to computer science is a great class to get started on coding, especially since technology is being more integrated into everyday society, being able to code could just pay off one day.