First-graders at Summit Pointe Elementary are using their Google Chromebooks to learn to code thanks to a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) emphasis. This is the second year students are working on this project thanks to the school’s library media specialist, Kimberly Rues.
For example, the first-graders wrote computer code to help an Angry Bird chase a Silly Pig and to help a bee collect nectar to make honey using block coding on code.org. These efforts make STEM learning interactive and reinforce critical thinking, problem-solving, and perseverance. More than 60 1st grade students have written more than lines of code at Summit Pointe Elementary.