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Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 3:15pm Age: 143 days
Category: Otisville Elementary

DO YOU SPEAK COMPUTER? OES STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL HOUR OF CODE


Otisville Elementary is participating in the Hour of Code, December 5-11, a week-long, global event engaging tens of millions of students.

 

Hour of Code activities challenge participants to communicate in the language of computers, which is based on logical thinking. The exercise requires the use of many important skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, organization, collaboration, and directional skills.

 

During an Hour of Code session with a second grade group, technology specialist Teresia Parker introduced the coding activity with a Q&A: What’s computer science? What can it do? What language do we speak? How do we speak to computers? Why should we learn computer language?

 

Following a demonstration and an introduction to a few programming terms such as looping, students logged on to code.org, watched a quick tutorial, and got to the “real fun part.”

 

Families, and the community at large, are encouraged to take part in the international Hour of Code. No experience is necessary. 

 

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