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Warwick students participate in the “Hour of Code”

on December 16, 2014

Students become a part of creating technology, not just using it!

From Dec. 8-14, 2014, as part of National Computer Science Education Week, millions of students across over 150 countries tried computer programming for the first time. The initiative, called the “Hour of Code,” is offered to students with the hope that after spending just one hour of coding, they will want to keep on learning. There are many fun and free activities available to participants of all ages.

Coding resources were found on educational websites like www.code.org/learn and www.khanacademy.org. Organizers created activities that demonstrated how fun coding can be. Students became a part of creating technology, not just using it!

Warwick students participated in the Hour of Code in some level at all schools – Park Ave., Sanfordville, WVMS and WVHS.

Following are just some examples of what students did during this powerful learning experience at Sanfordville and the high school:

  • Sanfordville students focused on a program called “Lightbot” in which they programmed a robot to move and light up all the blue squares on a grid. Each new level introduced new commands and challenges. Once students completed their basic training (the Hour of Code), they could continue their learning at home by choosing from any of the other programming adventures available on the websites. Information was provided to each student on how to access these activities from home.
  • At the high school, students in the Technology in the Future class worked on coding a mobile video game using Microsoft’s Touch Develop program. Students learned how to edit HTML to program the app in preparation for creating their own app during the class.

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