Paul Moreno Elementary is encouraging it's students to be aware of the vast benefits and opportunities that exist in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs. Paul Moreno Elementary has a club called the S.W.A.T. Team (Students Working to Advance Technology) and it consists of ten fifth grade students.
Moreno's S.W.A.T. students participate in a Coding Club that emphasizes creativity and problem solving activities. The Coding Club uses VBScript as the primary tool for planning, designing, and software engineering. There's more to VBScript than just computer programming, it's a total new way of thinking and problem solving. VBScript teaches our students how to approach a daily problem and break it down into pieces and compare various strategies and then determine the method that provides the best solution.
Students are learning how to code a new set of VBScript instructions every Monday. Coding Club members are not instructed to memorize their code. Instead, students are taught to understand the logic and syntax in their usage of variables, commands, operators, loops, and conditional statements. The following section contains some samples of the students' applications that are designed in VBScript.
In addition, S.W.A.T. students engage in daily activities such as assisting students in educational software applications and technological repairs/maintenance around campus. Mr. Steele would like to commend these students for their dedication, passion, and commitment to advance technology on our campus.