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An Hour Of Code

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What do students do in American History class upon completing a chapter test on The Roaring 1920's?  Learn to write code, of course.  Most people know how to use their phones and their computers, but they don't know how to program it. During Computer Science Education week, there is a nationwide campaign, embraced by President Obama, to teach students an hour of code.  Coding is the language of computers and the thinking skills that go along with it.  Students watched tutorials from people like Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and Bill Gates, the Microsoft tycoon.  Students learned to manipulate angry birds and zombies on their computer by producing code and telling the computer how to have the objects move.

Students were focused into using critical thinking skills and thinking like programmers.  "I also wanted to raise awareness as to what students can accomplish with coding skills," said Mrs. Renken.  Computers are not going away and learning to code is a powerful skill that can open up many job opportunities in the future. With everything becoming computerized it is estimated that there will be a huge deficit in the programming industry in the very near future. 

Mrs. Renken encouraged students to not just buy the latest video game or download an App, but to create their own. With a little hard work and some math and science skills, almost anyone can become a programmer.  To learn more about the hour of code initiative go to www.code.org  



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