September was Coding Month, and the Jefferson STEAM kids coded alongside the Legacy residents.
Coding, according to Jefferson librarians, teaches “critical thinking and thinking in steps.” Code is built step-by-step, and computers perform the coded actions in the order they are input. Therefore, thinking critically about the necessary steps to complete an action and breaking them down into a first, second, next, last format. Such a format is important to common sense thinking that kids can put to use in their futures, although the librarians believe that “coding’s really good for anyone, I think.”
The STEAM kids were coding Spheros.
Read more about why the STEAM kids visited the Legacy Place in your Thursday, October 3rd Times-Record.