Students in Huntsville City Schools Participate in World Computer Science Event
This week, students in many Huntsville City Schools participated in the Hour of Code, a global movement that has a goal of exposing millions of students to computer science. Teachers use a variety of activities, such as coding board games, robots, circuit kits, and other methods that students can use to learn programming and coding. Worldwide, there are 142,564 Hour of Code events planned that will reach tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.
The event revolves around Computer Science Education Week, December 5 – 11, 2016. The purpose is to teach students critical 21st century skills, and to show that computer science is fun, creative, and can be learned by any age group from any background. The Hour of Code believes every student should have the opportunity to learn about creative technology that is changing the world. The basics of code help nurture creativity, problem solving skills, and can prepare students for any future career.
Huntsville City Schools participating in the Hour of Code this week include Sonnie Hereford Elementary, Monte Sano Elementary, Huntsville Jr. High, Chapman P-8, Blossomwood Elementary, Columbia High, Montview Elementary, Williams P-8, Mountain Gap P-8, Challenger Elementary, Challenger Middle, and Huntsville High.