I facilitated an hour of code for the Year 10 cohort recently. They started by watching the introductory 2 minute video featuring President Obama and followed by carrying out the Flappy Birds exercise over 20-25 minutes. Circa 33% completed the tasks and 22% made a pretty good effort. Surprisingly 30% did not even start the exercise for a range of reasons including “no device” (we are BYOD), absences, or because they partnered with others. The data is below. Next year I hope we have a better success rate.
|Completed Levels 10+||77||33%|
|Nearly completed Levels 8,9||51||22%|
|In progress Levels 3-7||24||10%|
|Virtually no progress Levels 1-2||12||5%|
|Did not start Level 0||69||30%|