DES students participate in “Hour of Code”

DES students participate in “Hour of Code”
Posted on 12/18/2019
Hour of Code at DES: (Top) from top to bottom: Erin Glanton, Diamond Harrison-Clark, Alexa Tamayo (Bottom): Kayden Penn

December 9 – 15 was Computer Science Education Week, and students in grades 2 - 5 at Douglas Elementary School celebrated by taking part in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a worldwide event that is a one hour coding challenge that allows students to have a fun introduction to computer science. Students at DES learned how to code for the characters of Alex and Steve from the popular game Minecraft. Fourth grade student Erin Glanton stated, “Coding is really fun but you really have to think hard about every move the character must take in order to get to the next level.” After students completed an hour of code, they received a Certificate of Completion for demonstrating an understanding of basic concepts of Computer Science. Exposing students to computer science concepts helps nurture creativity, logic and problem-solving skills. This exposure will assist in preparing students for success in any twenty first century career.

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