Best Practices of Teaching Coding Skills in Elementary Education
Abstract: This paper seeks to explain that educators should place a value in including computer science skills, such as code, in curriculum, specifically in grades K-6. These skills are a means for self-expression and a medium to express ideas. Coding teaches students not to look at challenges as problems, but rather to perceive them as hidden opportunities and to examine failures as a clue of what to try next. The complexity of coding can be broken down into creative, fun, and engaging activities presented through the classroom setting.Coding activities in elementary ages can include game building, play with robotics, measuring for angles and size in mathematics, exploring movement, and an endless array of additional opportunities educators can include in their classroom.