Tag Archives: programming

Children of Support Staff learn programming

For part of our Africa Code Week participation, we wanted to provide some opportunities for children other than our students to learn some programming skills. ICS students have many opportunities to learn programming skills: in classes, in after-school activities, on our robotics team and in various events we run through the year. Students in local […]

ICS students participate in Africa Code Week

This year the first ever Africa Code Week was conducted across the continent, aiming to get children started with computational thinking, programming, and using computers as devices to build software, not just use it. Thousands of children in over a dozen countries had the opportunity to start programming. ICS joined in this activity to help […]

Africa Code Week & the value of learning programming

The first week in October has been designated Africa Code Week, with a push in several countries across the continent to get children building their own programs. There are a few initiatives in Ethiopia, and ICS is joining in. We’re sponsoring a few events next Saturday (10 October) to get our students and some other […]

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Programming FTW

“Victory is mine! I drink from the keg of glory. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.” (Josh Lyman/Aaron Sorkin) It was a simple request. An administrator wanted to analyze all the assessments teachers had entered into the assessment calendar over the year. He wanted to look for trends, get some […]

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Global Codeathon

Click. Click. Click. “Look what I made!” “Oh, that’s COOL!” Click. Click. Click. “Hey, how did you do that??” “Here, let me show you!” The buzz in the room was tremendous. Students were excitedly working on projects individually, working together to solve problems and enthusiastically checking out each other’s work. For us adults in the […]