So, for my very first time trying to code it did not go as planned.
I had to use the Hour of Code on this coding website in order to learn how to do it. I'm pretty certain that the first time I even learned about what coding is was this year. I realize how ridiculous that sounds because of how relevant it is in our everyday life but I have to be honest here.
I created a YouTube video of me attempting to learn how to code that I linked on this blog post. If you look at this Code.org website, it kind of made me feel bad for not understanding it at first because the pictures they use to promote coding are of young children doing it.
It took me a few attempts before I could even start recording myself doing this even though the hour of code literally takes you through the process step by step.
It blows my mind that some kids can just pick this up with no issues and I had no idea where to begin. We live in a truly digital era and it shows with our students.
This experience made me realize that I need to keep learning and building on my skills in order to be able to help myself and my students. Coding is so relevant to our everyday lives and I think there is a lot of future jobs that will include coding and so if our students are interested and want to learn and create, then I think it is important to incorporate that into their learning.