Secret Coders

Last month our 7th grades started reading the first chapter in the book, “Secret Coders” by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes. Every student was able to read their own book due to generous donors who contributed to my project on donorschoose.org. “Secret Coders “ presents the concepts of coding in graphic novel format. While reading, students learn the language of binary code and programming. Students follow along with the major characters who solve logic puzzles and mysteries in Stately Academy School using code. One student Sofia states:” I learned binary is how computers store numbers and they are stored as a sequence of on and off switches.” “ I learned that a number can be changed into a binary number using a grid,” says seventh grader, Elliot. Mckenna learned : “ that binary code is everywhere around us.” If you would like to learn more about these books or read an excerpt, please visit: http://www.secret-coders.com/buy-the-books/