As the school year wound down, students at Walker Early Learning Center came together with the technologically inclined students of WCHS. Marsha Bertram’s technology classes took a visit to Walker over the course of two days to teach the young students about coding.
“It’s never too early to learn,” said IT Help Desk member Cas Powell. “Especially something so simple. We just explained to them hey, if you click here and here, it will tell the computer what to do, and that’s all coding is, really.”
Using a variety of programs, the students were able to show the students how to tell the computer what to do. Their critical thinking skills were utilized as they played games that moved a fuzzy ball along a path, and taught robots how to open doors and set off other triggers.
IT Student Simon Heymans carefully taught a student how to tell the computer what to do
Elliott Cross showed a student how coding worked using a Minecraft-based game
Eric McCartt was proud of the enthusiasm the students showed when they figured out how to solve the problems from the games
Gregory Ryan enjoyed the day of hands-on instruction working with the younger students
Cas Powell watched with pride as the student she was helping completed a level