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Hour of Code at SHS!

by Karen McGrath, Technology Department Head – SHS

December 8th-14th is officially Computer Science Education Week!

In order to celebrate, students from the class of 2019 participated in Hour of Code #2Hour of Code during their digital literacy class. This program is designed to cultivate an awareness of computer science.

Computer science drives innovation in the United States economy and society. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer programming for one hour. We are hoping to help students understand not only the importance of computer science in education but also what coding is all about! This is also a great opportunity for our students to decide to take the “Introduction to Computer Science & Programming” course the following year.

Many students who typically shy away from coding, because of a lack of understanding what it is, are enjoying the activities in Digital Literacy this week!

“Exposure to Computer Science leads to some of the best paying jobs in the world, but 75% of our population is underrepresented.”

“Computer Science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average.”

These quotes and more information can be found at Computer Science Education Website: http://csedweek.org/

For more about the Hour of Code project go to:

http://hourofcode.com/us