This week District schools are, once again, participating in Hour of Code, an annual global effort designed to introduce students to computer science. It’s all part of Computer Science Education Week, which runs from December 3-9.
Hour of Code began as a challenge to offer one hour of coding to students so they can receive their first introduction to computer science.
“The Hour of Code is incredibly important for students all over the world,” Dr. Adam Miller, Director Of Educational Technology, said. “With any skill, the more practice and familiarity you have, the more comfortable it will be for you in the future.”
Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones, some don’t require any computer at all. Computer science activities nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
“As they enter the workforce, there is going to be a lot of technology to work with and having that basic understanding of programming will make them that much more efficient in the workforce,” Miller added. To learn more about the District’s participation in Hour of Code visit: http://hourofcode.palmbeachschools.org