Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Students Join 15 Million Programmers

Last year more than 15 million students across the world participated in the Hour of Code. Participation across the Owen J. Roberts School District has grown this year. Activities are available for students of all ages including a variety of self-guided tutorials, from kindergarten up. Owen J. Roberts students may be participating in tutorials on PC's, laptops and tablets; and even with no computer at all. Code.org’s own tutorial features Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies and video lectures from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

President Obama, Shakira and Ashton Kutcher all kicked off last year’s Hour
of Code with video messages. The movement was featured on homepages of
Google, YouTube, Yahoo!, MSN, Disney and Bing. Every Apple and Microsoft
store in the country hosted an Hour of Code workshop. Tech titans Bill Gates,
Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki and Gabe Newell all connected with classrooms
in live video chats.



At French Creek Elementary School, many grades are participating with PC's, laptops and i-Pads. Students can follow online tutorials which help to demystify code and empower students to create.

At the Middle School, students are delving even deeper into coding with exposure to JavaScript and activities on the website, www.hourofcode.com

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