Hour of Code
December 7th, all K-12 students at Howells-Dodge Consolidated, participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show how easy it is to learn the basics. Throughout the day different grade levels tried their best to create the correct code to get Elsa and Anna to skate and make a snowflake, build a house in Minecraft, or even help R2D2 navigate through the different Star Wars lands.
Hopefully, we were able to get some students interested in coding and can persuade some to pursue a career in it in the future. There are currently 604,689 open computing jobs nationwide and only 38,175 computer science students who graduated into the workforce last year. If anyone is interested in what we did, and would like to know more, please feel free to go to code.org and look around.
"Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." -Steve Jobs