In Sky class students participated in a 30 minute unplugged activity and a 30 minute activity on the iPad. The unplugged activity required students to set up a puzzle and then use hand signals to direct their 'human robot' to a desired location. Students had to work cooperatively to guide each other and had extensive chances to practice their listening and communication skills. There was a lot of productive struggle surrounding the restriction on verbal directions and taking the perspective of the 'human robot' (the programmer faced the robot).
During the plugged activity 1st years worked on Candy Crush in Tynker, while 2nd years worked on Lightbot and Dragon Quest in Tynker. Here are more hour of code activities from Tynker and from Code.org. These are all great activities that your child can do at home. There are also several activities that are very appropriate for adults! Happy coding!