Learning to Code takes grit! It’s not like playing a computer game where you can get successes right away and instant gratification.
Yesterday was the inaugural Primary School Global Codeathon. It was also World Scratch Day. Yesterday gave students and teachers around the world a chance to “itch that [coding] scratch” and to become more “gritty” in the process.
I became connected with this Codeathon through Dan Slaughter, because he is a fellow Coetailer in my cohort. Gosh, the Coetail Community is a bunch of amazing educators: innovative, bold, and willing to push the boundaries of technology to redefine teaching & learning. Imagine what risk-taking it took for Dan to try such a thing. He made the entire world his stage in order to teach children to code. Huge opportunities for epic-gains but also for epic-fails! Jeff Utect @jutecht would be so proud!
Without further ado, I give you my “storify” of that day and how that day came to be. I think you will agree that Dan, Mindy, Michelle, and Heidi (the founders of the event) made epic-gains. I’m so proud to be connected to them as they gave me my little part in joining them for the inaugural Primary School Global Codeathon 2014.