Grade 4 Learns to Code in Chepyuan
Block Coding In Chepyuan
As the school lead educator at Chepyuan school, I was excited to have Evanso, our Coding specialist come to introduce my students to Block Coding with MIT Scratch. Scratch is a coding program we use for kids to make games and animations. The pupils in Chepyuan have been learning and sharing new Scratch skills each class.
Learning New Digital Skills
Jepkemoi is a Grade 4 Group B pupil in Chepyuan. She knew how to change the background of her Scratch game, but didn't know how to make her sprites move. She asked a lot of questions like "hadi anasema mbona paka yangu aisongi mimi? (Why isn't my cat moving?)" That was great laugh in a class, imagine everyone wanted to know the same.
By the end of class, Jepkemoi had figured out how to move her sprite with code. Every pupil was calling her, "Memoi came and teach me!" (Memoi is short for Jepkemoi.) She really focused and struggled to learn how to write that code, and she was good enough to teach the other pupils in her class.
About The Author
Irene Jebungei is our school lead educator in Chepyuan Primary School.