Coding/Robots in the Classroom


And the winner is...

BCLUW Middle School!


2016 Hour of Code Challenge Leaderboard

   Place       District/School

     Average Minutes Coded (per participating students)

Total Minutes Coded

BCLUW Middle School

270 minutes

18,339 minutes

2nd Grinnell-Newburg High School  150 minutes

300 minutes


South Hardin Middle School

79 minutes 950 minutes


Grinnell-Newburg/Middle School 68 minutes 20,113 minutes
5th Aplington-Parkersburg/Middle School 53 minutes 5490

Lake Mills/Middle School 

45 minutes 1025 minutes


Osage/Middle School 22 minutes 166 minutes



Learning to code is quickly becoming the ideal of digital literacy. Students have been able to "read" code for years but once they learn to code, they are learning the computer equivalent of "writing" and can create and communicate their ideas with others.

When students learn coding, they use their problem-solving, sequencing, critical-thinking, math, logic, creativity, and structured language skills.  The addition of robotics to the coding curriculum provides students with the opportunities to bring their codiing skills from the screen to the physical world.  The earlier we can start students practicing these skills, the sharper those skills will be as they move through school.  

The Coding in the Classroom page provides more information on adding coding to the curriculum.  You will find links to more information as well as various tools to use with students of all ages.