Innovative SRW Students
In response to our mission and commitment to academic excellence, Ss. Robert & William Catholic School provided Chromebooks to every student in grades 4-8. This 1:1 initiative, together with the utilization of the Google Classroom, provides students with an authentic 21st century learning experience.
One of the largest challenges for the students has been the expectation that the devices are for school use only. Gaming on the Chromebooks is not permitted. Several of our sixth grade students have used their ingenuity to get around this rule! Applying knowledge that they learned from participating in the Hour of Code last school year, the students have created interactive games that are actually school legal. The Hour of Code was a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to expose students to code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Coding helps to nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. It was last December that every SRW student from Kindergarten through grade 8 joined millions of students globally, to try an Hour of Code. Many of our students did not just try to code, they have embraced and mastered it!
This year, The Week of Code Challenge will take place during the week of December 5th. To celebrate the second year of The Hour of Code activities, several students in sixth grade will showcase their programming skills by sharing 5 games they have coded using the Code.org site. Each day in the Week of Code 2016, a new game will be released:
Breakfast Delivery and R2D2’s Quest by Nic Ramsey
The Secret Life of Dogs by Nicholas Udics
Snowball Fight by Jeremy Jones
Have a Flappy Christmas by Brandon Moriarty
Squirrel Dodgeball by Mary Radachy
Octopus by Nathan Hollister
We are so proud of these students and congratulate their creativity, ingenuity and passion for learning. We are confident that their enthusiasm will be contagious and spark an epidemic of game coding in our school community. Perhaps we should be contacting PlayStation or Nintendo!!
Director of Development & Discipleship, Ss. Robert & William Parish; President of the Euclid Hunger Center