Welcome to PSUSD’s CakeWalk Coding program. Elementary schools around our district are participating in CakeWalk. Cakewalk inspires students to create code. But what exactly is coding? Your browser, the apps on your phone, Facebook,- they’re all made with code. Cakewalk is an after school program that will introduce students to coding. Students will walk away with the development of a basic understanding of computer programming. Participating teachers are facilitating the coding club after school. Students are using computer science to tell fun and interactive stories using Google CS First.
What is Coding?
Coding or computer programming is writing a set of instructions that a computer understands so it will perform a task.
Why coding in elementary?
Check out the schools participating in the CakeWalk program!
There is a new exciting update - Nearpod is now an add-on in Google Slides! Now you can add activities, questions, polls, and other interactive questions to your Google Slides presentations by installing the free Nearpod add-on in Google Slides. After you add your questions and activities in Google Slides, you will click "Save & Go To Nearpod" then present the live or student-paced lesson from Nearpod. You can also edit the presentation as often as necessary and it will take you directly back to your Google Slide presentation. Click "add-ons" "open Nearpod" make any changes, then click "Save & Go To Nearpod" and your lesson will be automatically updated and ready to present.
The following is an additional video tutorial:
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