Amazing work in technology!

At RCS in technology class grades K-8 were introduced to basic concepts of computer science learning repeat-loops, conditionals, algorithms, and more!

Grades 6-8 had a set curriculum where students worked at their own pace to try and complete the online course. Code.org partnered up with donorchoose.org and offered to fund $1,000 in classroom funding to the first 1,000 U.S. public school teachers who successfully established this course and led at least 15 students through it.

I'm proud to say that all students worked very hard on this. However a select number of students worked hard enough to complete the course and I would like to recognize them: 

1. Kyle Stasiewski (8)

2. Soren Smedvig (7)

3. Ben Zoeller (8)

4. Jake Lyons (6)

5. Jade Garstang (7)

6. Lindsay Wincek (8) 

7. Love Cummings (8)

8. Nina Snowise (5)

9. Lexie Morse (8)

10. Sung Hee Lee (7)

11. Forest Borden (8) 

12. Sara Rawson (6)

13. Daniella Santamarina & Sienna Gamberoni (6)

14. Evan Smith (6)

15. Sam Pierce (6)

16. Ella Biancolo (6)

17. Paige Begley (7)

18. Soffia Smedvig (7)

19. Frankie Wilnauer (7)

20. Mathew Biolotta (7)

 

RCS was granted $1,000! We are looking to get another iMac for our computer lab. If you would like to help us fund the remanding amount please do so by clicking this link. Thank you so much for considering!

 

Some Key Concepts Taught in this Course

  • What is computer science?
  • What is a computer scientist?
  • Being a responsible computer scientist
  • Applications of computer science
  • Basic understanding of binary
  • How to debug
  • How the Internet works
  • Programming concepts
    • Sequencing
    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Functions
    • Functions with parameters
    • Variables
  • Computational Thinking
    • Decomposition
    • Patterns
    • Abstraction
    • Algorithms