Hour of Code

As part of Computer Science Education Week, students in the district participated in the worldwide “Hour of Code” initiative from Dec. 8 to 14.

The Hour of Code is a global movement that provides students with a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The program offers a variety of interactive computer activities that help students learn computer science while nurturing problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

Led by district technology specialists Krista Albrecht, fourth and fifth-grade students at James H. Boyd Intermediate School and students at Elwood Middle School received a one-hour workshop including video tutorials and a self-guided code activity that allowed student to work at their own pace and skill-level.

The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and sparking students’ interest in a fun and interactive way.