By learning to write even a few lines of code last week, Kentucky students also may have been rewriting their future.
Thousands of students across Kentucky participated in the Hour of Code, a worldwide, hands-on experience in learning to write computer code held as part of Computer Science Education Week. The week is designed to introduce students to coding in hopes of filling the growing number of jobs in which computer programming is a necessary skill.
At the STEAM Academy (Fayette County), freshmen in Ashley Rosen’s integrated science class wrote short poems and learned to code them with some help from teachers and fellow students. At Beechwood Elementary (Beechwood Independent) students in 2nd through 6th grades participated with the help of librarian Jennifer Tierney. To make sure they get a full hour of coding the students will continue their coding work this week.
“It’s really cool to watch the problem solving skills develop as they continue,” Tierney said. “It’s building their 21st century skills.”
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