Our class participated in the Hour of Code project with approximately 12 million (and counting) other students around the world, making it the largest educational event in history. Many of the students in our class were paired up with their Chromebook buddy and that worked fairly well. Bouncing ideas off one another, taking turns doing the actual manipulation of the blocks in Blockly, and roving helpers made the event a success.
Alex’ dad Steve came in to help with this project. Between Alex and Steve helping, most of the class made it all the way through the first levels of Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies.
For students interested in exploring more about programming, go to http://code.org/learn/beyond and sign in using their GoogleDocs account info. They will have to add “@lewiselementary.org” after their username to sign in.