Title

Elementary Coding Education

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Presentation

Abstract

Children are growing up in a globalizing world and must be prepared to compete in a global job market. Modern technology and software are linking the world together and providing career opportunities for people in developing countries that were once only available in developed nations. At this point, software is used to aid professionals in every career. Students who wish to be successful in the globalizing world will need to utilize and manipulate software more effectively than their global competitors. The goal of our Franke Global Leadership Initiative team is to address the importance of computing skills by providing coding fundamentals to elementary students. We achieved this goal by visiting elementary schools and providing coding games to students from the ages of 7 to 10. The students gained an understanding by building code structures through various game scenarios. We hope to help inspire a generation of young coders.

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Interdisciplinary (GLI)

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Elementary Coding Education

UC North Ballroom

Children are growing up in a globalizing world and must be prepared to compete in a global job market. Modern technology and software are linking the world together and providing career opportunities for people in developing countries that were once only available in developed nations. At this point, software is used to aid professionals in every career. Students who wish to be successful in the globalizing world will need to utilize and manipulate software more effectively than their global competitors. The goal of our Franke Global Leadership Initiative team is to address the importance of computing skills by providing coding fundamentals to elementary students. We achieved this goal by visiting elementary schools and providing coding games to students from the ages of 7 to 10. The students gained an understanding by building code structures through various game scenarios. We hope to help inspire a generation of young coders.