JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS South Park Elementary Center and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Blind and Visually Impaired Support Program teamed up to bring the Code Jumper program to our school!

Code Jumper is a physical programming language designed to teach fundamental programming concepts to students ages 7-11.

Brightly colored plastic pods with oversized buttons and knobs are connected by “jumper cables” (thick cords) to physically create computer code that can tell stories, perform music, and even crack jokes.

Though Code Jumper was designed to teach computer coding to students who are blind or visually impaired, it is inclusive of all students. Students not only learn basic programming concepts, such as sequence, iteration, selection, and variables, but will also be encouraged to think computationally, such as solving the same challenge in multiple ways.

Code Jumper has been a big hit with South Park Elementary Center students! Check out this video to see the program in action and hear from our students.