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Hour of Code

Students use their Chromebooks to practice computer coding.

 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: Gloria Jowers
Posted: Dec 19, 2014 by Judy Davis

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