Everywhere you look these days in education there is talk of coding…and rightfully so. Our job as educators is to educate and prepare our students for the future. There aren’t many jobs now that don’t require some type of coding, whether it be creating an app, programming a GPS, or running a register. In 10 years it will be even more prominent. We need to start them now, and the younger the better!
Coding isn’t a hard sell for students either. Most will jump at the opportunity and challenges that come with these coding opportunities. Many sites incorporate gaming into the process of instruction. Students are learning without even knowing it is happening.
There are many resources out there for us teachers to pull from, whether it be apps or websites. I have put a few of these resources into a Symbaloo page for you to use with your students. There is no reason you cannot use some of these to start off with Kindergarten students. Most of these resources are free. Take some time to play and add a few of these to your classroom devices.
Here is the link to the Symbaloo page: https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/codingapps2 . Add this to your teacher or student resources.