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Antioch Joins Students Worldwide in the 2014 Hour of Code

Antioch Gators in grades K-5 participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014. This initiative is a worldwide effort to expose students to the basics of computer science and hopefully spark a lifelong interest to keep learning computer science. Antioch’s Hour of Code was spearheaded by Computer Lab Teacher Bonnie Richardson. All of Antioch’s students had opportunities in computer classes to try out coding through a variety of activities and games. In addition, fifth grade students did an additional hour of coding on Friday, December 12, 2014 in their regular classrooms.

In their own words, here is what several fifth grade students thought about Hour of Code. Emory F. said, “Coding is not just about using letters and numbers it’s about using creativity.” Ella P. added, “Not only is coding technology but it is fun to do!”

“Coding really is fun, creative and it gets you to learn,” stated Kayla M.  Ariana K. felt that “It’s not just about using what people create, it’s about learning how to create it yourself.”

All of the girls said that they have been continuing to try new coding games in their computer class when they finish their assignments early. Sounds like we have some budding computer coders in our midst!

Written by: Kimberly Kovach, Media Coordinator
Posted: Dec 19, 2014 by Kimberly Kovach

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