This week’s blog hit home for me because I’ve tried to take a coding class the first time I went to college (in 2000) and it was too difficult, so I dropped it. I find coding to be very frustrating to me. I know some people love it and enjoy the challenge, but I just can’t get the hang of it. My main concern is that I need to be careful not to project my feelings to my students. I need them to try it for themselves and make their own decisions about it. I appreciate that Stephen Oro shared Hour of Code with me on my blog. It is something I will be looking into to see if it would be appropriate for first grade students. I can at least do the tutorials on my own first and see how it goes. Jessica made a good point about not having a fixed mindset and I need to push myself to get out of my fixed mindset more often. I think it will take time and practice for me to overcome it. Another point that was made about coding in schools is how difficult it is to have a dedicated time or teacher because of curriculum requirements and underfunding. Personally, I am going to try some different coding websites with my students this fall and see how it goes. I know I can get into our computer lab at least once a week. It might not be a lot, but it is a good place to start.