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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kids learning computer science through the #HourOfCode

Every Hoover City School is participating on some level in the Hour of Code this week as part of National Computer Science Week. The Hour of Code is considered largest single learning event on the planet with over 15 MILLION students participating in "computer coding" activities during the week of Dec 8-14, 2014. Code.org is the catalyst behind this initiative and provides most of the activities that students can do in order to learn the basics behind computer coding. The site offers tutorials and activities for "learners ranging from 4 to 104." Our students are using their chromebooks, ipads or even doing "unplugged" coding activities where they learn the logic and steps involved in coding without an actual computer. The goal of the Hour of Code is to expose kids to computer science through fun, engaging and challenging coding activities. As one of the fastest growing career fields in the U.S., we are hoping to generate an interest in our students and inspire those that enjoy computer science to learn more about it.      

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