Coding for Success

In the rural town of Fruitvale, BC, grade 5/6 students are creating and coding their own video games, 3D printing their own “fidget spinners” (and more), designing functional security systems, and creating digital music with simple computers and programs. Most importantly, with the implementation of technology across the curriculum, these students are engaged in their learning, and dreaming of where it may take them!

Their teacher, Nate Lott, with the support of SET-BC and the Kootenay-Columbia School District, was able to give his students access to variety of technologies to support his goal of embedding technology (specifically coding) into every part of the curriculum. As one student points out, “Some kids don’t exactly like just pen and paper, we prefer math and stuff on electronics, such as Minecraft… it’s a whole other process, but it’s still math!”