15th December, 2014
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN HOUR OF CODE ACTIVITIES
FOX C-6 SCHOOL DISTRICT • Last week, students throughout the district took part in “Hour of Code” lessons. These lessons, which teach basic skills in computer science, are offered by a wide range of educational resources online. The initiative comes as part of a national movement to get students interested in computers, technology, and programming.
Over 415 elementary, middle, and high school students participated in the program. Students created everything from webpages, to games, to small computer programs that complete activities like drawing the letter “H.”
“Hour of Code” is just one of many ways the district has utilized new technology to engage students in new skills. Teachers are finding new and creative ways of utilizing technology in and out of the classroom to better interact with students. To see some examples of what students created during “Hour of Code,” please click here.
(Meramec Heights students building their own code in the classroom.)
“Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.” –hourofcode.com
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