Monday, December 9, 2013

Hour of Code at EHS

This year for Computer Science Education Week, Code.org has sponsored an Hour of Code, an initiative to introduce computer programming to over 10 million students around the globe. Code.org was started by Hadi Partovi, a former Microsoft Group Program Manager.
(As of this writing on Monday, over 2.5 million students had already written more than 59,000,000 lines of code!)

Here in Edina, Computer Science teacher Nancy Johnson got on board with the project, and working with her students developed a schedule for all High School math classes to spend one hour during the week learning to Code. They created publicity, posters, and chose the tutorial activities they thought their peers would enjoy the most. We put them onto this Website.
 In addition, through the generous support of Rae Bolingsworth from the Microsoft Store, on Friday cake will be served at all lunches to celebrate the life of computer pioneer, Grace Murray Hopper!  



Students for the most part have been really engaged in the process, and have gained a better understanding of the underlying instructions behind the tasks they use a computer for every day!

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