'Hour of Code' taps student creativity
Friday was one of those days.As part of Computer Science Education Week, 21 students at the school joined 2 million of their peers worldwide for the Hour of Code, a lesson in the basics of computer coding.
"We live in a world surrounded by technology," Repozo-Hogan said. "And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works."
Several weeks before Thanksgiving, children in grades one through six began working with Light-Bot, a colorful coding tutorial.
Instantly, the room became quiet, save the steady cadence of small fingers worked to make the tiny "Angry Birds" characters move about the screen.
"Each set of lessons have been received with enthusiasm, intrigue and a tremendous focus," Repozo-Hogan said. "We've had wonderfully positive feedback from many families sharing that their children not only enjoyed their lessons, but have already begun to expand their interests outside the classroom."Teacher James Osborne, who teachers first, second and third grade at the school, said his students are enjoying their early experiences in computer coding.
Swann, whose son, Jeremy, is a first-grader at the school, said other parents have praised the program.
Repozo-Hogan stressed the importance of instilling such knowledge at a very young age.
"Children's creativity is at its highest level when they're young," she said. "As we get older, that creativity doesn't go away, but we do tend to get more inhibited."
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