The Hour of Code at Canadian Academy was a huge success. We had over 350 Secondary students and teachers participating between 2:25-3:25 last Friday and Ms. Shigeta did coding with all elementary students from KB through Grade 5 in their classes.
Through this whole school initiative, we hope that we peaked students’ interests with programming and Computer Science. Regardless of a person’s passion, understanding programming will allow them to create products and solutions in any field.
If students are interested in programming, we encourage them to sign-up for after school clubs, participate in Life is Tech camps around Japan and internally they can sign up for Design: Programming in Grade 9 and code in Grade 10 Design.
Here are the pictures from all of the Hour of Code events last week:
Last week was a busy week for me and the Grade 7 Designers. We had our culminating event in which students sold their chocolate confections and all proceeds went to the Thai Kids Scholarship Foundation.
It was a great event! We had hundreds of students, teachers, parents and people from our community attended.
Together we raised a little bit over 135,000¥ in an hour to donate to our Thai Kids Fund. This is over $1,140 USD!
Not only am I proud of the amount of money we raised in an hour – we are able to send 22 kids to school for the year, but more importantly, there were so many delicious, high quality, creative chocolate products that the students created.
I can’t wait to read their evaluations and reflections this week on both the process and product.