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What's the Code?

It is estimated that by the year 2020 there will be 1 million more jobs than there are students! The catch is that those jobs are in computer science.  It’s thanks to a computer programmer that you are able to read this article.

This past week, Mrs. Caines’ 5th grade class spent an hour “writing code”. Thanks to a new initiative to expose more classrooms to the field of computer science, many industry leaders have created a way for students to get experience in writing computer code. The program presented is fun and user friendly. The students used drag and drop programming in order to learn the basic concepts involved in writing code.  Short video tutorials, starring Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, are provided to guide the students.

 

If you want to find out more about coding or computer science opportunities, please visit these sites.

www.code.org and www.hourofcode.com .  

Written by: M'lissa Caines, 5th Grade Teacher
Posted: May 14, 2015 by Jennifer Williams

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