The Coding Club debuted in Fall 2015 at the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School thanks to a grant from SEF. The program gave 25 LCJSMS students an 8-week introduction to Google's CS First program, which promotes early exposure to computer science education for students. Students used Scratch, a computer language, to write programs for basic video games and other fun activities. The second 8-week session in 2016 expanded to 60 students! Click here to read more about all of the innovative grants that have been implemented by LCJSMS Librarians Megan Hartley and Beth Thomas.
"Students can now utilize this tool in my classroom and at home to fully incorporate it into their learning. They can annotate the lesson in a program like Notability or Topnotes, taking the teacher notes and media and making it more personal and relevant to them." -- Matthew Ramstedt, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, LCJSMS, commenting on iPads