The McCall School represents a common public school situation -- they have one technology teacher to serve a diverse student population from grades 3 to 8. Their teacher had no prior coding experience, but they wanted a program that could progress seamlessly from elementary to middle school, giving students real-world coding and digital skills.
With BSD Online, no coding experience is no problem. Their tech teacher was able to use the built-in features on BSD Online to help her teach code in the classroom. With this support, she felt empowered to host a code-a-thon with her students where they created projects on topics of interest. The winner was a 7th grade girl who used the BSD platform to make an inspiring digital poster on climate change and pollution
After the success with the code-a-thon, the teacher brought together a group of students who created a project and submitted it to the city tech expo. The students came in first place for middle school coding, after having only worked with coding through BSD Online for less than a year. With the power of coding, the teacher was able to inspire and enable her students to build real-world skills that can open a world of opportunity!
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468 students total
BSD Education (Build Something Different) partners with schools to bring technology education into K-12 classrooms through our programs of learning, online learning platform and professional development training.