12/30/15 Students do coding in ‘Hour of Code’

Students do coding in ‘Hour of Code’
The Times-News 12/30/15  
Reprinted with permission.


Several ABSS schools took part in the Hour of Code with code.org during National Computer Science week Dec. 7 to 11.

Pleasant Grove Elementary School kindergartners worked with Angry Birds, while first- through fifth-graders programmed using “Star Wars” and “Minecraft.”
Students had to figure out steps in the processes to achieve their tasks.

Graham Middle School students worked with drag and drop coding, manipulated the characters from “Frozen,” “Minecraft” and “Star Wars,” and wrote their own code for apps and websites.

Sixth- and seventh-graders completed the Hour of Code as part of their House Time activity.

Eighth-graders coded in their science classes that Thursday and Friday. STEM students coded all week long.

Williams High School’s Microsoft IT Academy and marketing classes also used “Star Wars,” “Minecraft” and “Frozen.”

The Future Business Leaders of America sponsored the Hour of Code after school so all Williams’ students could participate.