SpEd Corner: Schools Teaching Students In Special Ed How To Code
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Hunched over an iPad, Joe Ballard watched as pixelated storm troopers surrounded a tiny R2-D2.
With deft fingers, the 10-year-old boy dragged together what look like small puzzle pieces on the screen. They changed the scenery, the type of obstacles and the number of enemies in the game he built.
Joe, a fourth-grader at Felida Elementary School, is among 60 students enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools’ special education classes who is learning how to write computer code.