All about coding

This term in ICT we have been introduced to some coding.

What is coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, our class blog, and all websites – they’re all made with code.

Learning coding empowers you to do many things you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. These things include hand-crafting your own websites, becoming a career coder or even starting a technology business. Most importantly, you’ll be able to understand the technology shaping your world.

Mrs Baldwin introduced us to a coding website called Khanacademy. We were first given a chance to play with the codes and see what we could create. The website had docs to draw all different shapes, lines, even animations. We also saw some examples of what other students and adults had created. We were so excited and blown away with what could be created by writing a code. There were games, animations and really detailed drawings of cartoons.

Check out the codes we were using below.

The following week we were then set a task to create a face using the codes. Mrs Baldwin is also only learning about coding. She gave us some tips and showed us what could be created. We then experimented ourselves and helped each other with creating different shapes, backgrounds and lines. Mrs Baldwin was blown away with what was achieved in the lesson.

Check out our work below. We have included the code we had to type to create the picture and the picture the code actually created.

We are very proud of our efforts and look forward to more coding in the future!

What did you enjoy the most about coding?

Had you done any coding before, if so when?

What did you learn about coding?

What would you like to create next with the coding and why?

 

3 thoughts on “All about coding

  1. Dear mrs Baldwin,
    I love coding because it’s always challenging and you don’t really know what to make.
    Iv done coding at exhibitions and competitions and I have so much fun then I don’t really know what to make.I learned about from past experiences that it is always really fun and creative.If I had to choose what to make or do I world try make a dinosaur pixel art I think it would be quit a challenge.

    By Max

  2. Dear Mrs Baldwin,

    The thing I enjoy the most about coding is that we got to do free choice and I made a city with giant caterpillers.

    I have never done coding before in till now.

    The thing I learnt about coding is that you use numbers and letters to place objects.

    The next thing I would create is a giant caterpillar.

    By James G

  3. dear mrs baldwin,

    i enjoyed that you can code anything

    i have not done coding before

    i learnt that you can code anything even games

    i would like to make a game because it will be cool

    from Zac🤑

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