Students participated in Hour of Code with help from our librarian, Barbara Ludden, and ITS, Kimberly Wassmuth, and many volunteers from HP – Hewlett Packard. Hour of Code is an international effort to expose K-12 students to coding, in order to nurture logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills – which are all foundational for success in any 21st-century career path. For more information and activities, check out Code.org.
All 6th graders participated through their World Cultures classes. BIM, Gateway to Technology, Journalism, and Technology Applications classes participated during class time as well. 7th and 8th graders were also given an option to sign up for one class period to experience coding in a variety of activities, such as creating binary bracelets, coding with iPads, and programming Ozobots with color trails.