Hamlin girls code! The Hamlin School is dedicated to teaching girls programming skills starting in Kindergarten. In Lower School, students are introduced to computational thinking using iPad apps such as Kodable and Lightbot. They later experiment with block-based programming languages like Blockly and Scratch.
In Middle School, students continue learning with block-based programming environments as they create more complicated projects in Scratch. They also use two programming environments from code.org
Through the use of these apps, students learn the basics of coding including sequencing, conditional statements, Booleans, and loops. As they create projects using these tools, students learn about the design process as they prototype, test, and refine their animations and games. Students also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers.