Throughout the past few weeks in One Laptop Per Child, my class has been working on preparing a series of interactive, electronic lessons about the major world countries and oceans. Each student has taken the responsibility of creating individual lessons about a particular continent, and we recently just began coding games and information into our lessons.
While coding isn’t necessarily something that comes easily to me, the project is allowing me to be creative, and forcing me to think in ways I never have before, in trying to figure out how to code a part of a lesson, or coming up with ways to make the material fun and interesting. While it has been quite challenging, the experience so far has been so rewarding, and I can’t wait to see the finished product of our set of lessons. It feels so good to know that all of our hard work will help so many kids in need, and that through the process, I have been able to learn so much more about not only coding and thinking creatively, but also about myself.