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The Hour of Code

By: Technology Coordinator Becky Taylor

December 16, 2014

The 2014 Hour of Code was held worldwide last week, and Rossman School once again participated in this extraordinary event. Our students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 spent at least one hour last week doing activities in their classrooms sponsored by Code.org. We were a small part of the 75 million people that had fun while learning the basics of coding.

Our goal is to get our students excited about the possibilities that lay before them and help them understand that learning to code will help them in whatever direction their lives take them. You don't need to become a computer engineer; the basics of code are everywhere, in every job. Critical thinking, creativity and collaboration are key aspects when learning the basics of code. Writing code is not the end result; it is training everyone to think like a programmer.

Now that we have started the process, we will begin to see more and more lessons incorporating these skills on a regular basis. Many of them are web-based and can be accessed from anywhere. So now it is your turn to investigate the power of coding!

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