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Students Introduced to Computer Programming During Hour of Code

By Mike Smith Dec 13, 2018
Hour of Code

Every year, millions of students from around the world participate in Hour of Code, a week-long global movement that encourages students to participate in activities that provide a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Hour of Code

This year, YISS students were introduced to a number of different coding activities which included a variety of coding languages, including block coding, Javascript, HTML, and more. Hour of Code activities ranged in difficulty from basic sequencing to more complex functions and algorithms. Students across the school participated in coding activities in their classrooms, during free time, and some of the elementary students coded in the Makerspace.

Hour of Code

For the second year in a row, Hour of Code participants were entered into a prize draw, with coding-themed prizes available to any student who completed at least one Hour of Code activity. The prizes for this year were a Dot Creativity Kit (ES), Sphero Mini (ES), Star Wars R2D2 Droid (MS), or a CoDrone Pro Programmable Drone (HS). Congratulations to the Hour of Code raffle prize winners!

Hour of Code Prize Winners

If you would like to continue to develop your coding abilities or were not able to participate in Hour of Code week, we want to encourage all parents, students, and teachers to try out a coding activity at Hour of Code 2018 and go Beyond an Hour of Code!

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