Humans of Code Week – Éva Tóth, Leading Teacher Hungary

By Éva Tóth, Leading Teacher Hungary 

What do you like most about Code Week?

What I most like about Code Week is the fact that it tries to break down the barrier that is very much alive among teachers. It tries to break down the myth that coding is very difficult and only for experts. Code Week emphasizes how much coding is really for everyone. Me being a female English teacher and a Code Week Leading teacher is definitely a great example for that.

Which project/activity related to Code Week are you most proud of, and why?

I am most proud of our #petrikcodeweek of 2021, Race to Space, which we managed to develop into a thematic week. The week lasted for 5 days and the activities were built upon each other in a progressive manner. The week started with fun unplugged coding activities (e.g. eating out the Moon phases out of Oreos) leading to coding in an IT sense (programming a space invaders app).

What advice related to coding that you received inspired you most, and why?

Any activity can be regarded as coding, for example cooking: if you make a mistake in the algorithm, you must do debugging and go back to a previous state. This seems to be an example that is a true calling message to teachers from all fields of life.