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Hour of code
On December 9th, 10th and 12th students at Marvin Ridge Middle School took part in the “Hour-of-Code,” a global initiative designed to introduce students to computer science and demystify computer coding.
The Hour-of- Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180 plus countries. Coding is telling a computer what you want it to do, which involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. Students can learn these basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. Students also learn repeat-loops, conditionals and basic algorithms. They are using creativity and imagination to create fun games, and programs that will enhance learning in math, reading, science, and social studies.
Written by: Written by: Gloria Jowers
Posted: Dec 17, 2014 by Shirlene Leaks