Looking for a way to get your elementary and middle school students excited about coding? How about a nationwide competition?
TCEA partner Learning.com is announcing its first Code-a-Thon, a contest that will run from Nov. 14-18, 2016. The purpose of the competition is to provide an introduction to coding skills for younger students, who are often overlooked. The winning school will receive a one-year subscription to EasyTech and EasyCode Premium, Learning.com’s digital literacy and coding curriculum for grades K-8.
To participate in the Code-a-Thon, schools simply register to receive free access to EasyTech and EasyCode Basic. Then, students log in and code their way through a number of challenges – each with increasing levels of difficulty – earning points for every successfully-completed challenge. The school with the highest average number of points per student will be the winner. Schools are also encouraged to use #codeathon2016 on social media to share their progress and interact with other participants.