Jr. High students learn to code...
MISD students participated in the worldwide "Hour of Code" event held December 5th-9th. The Hour of Code event originally began as a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer coding to show that anyone can learn the basic skills of coding. It has now become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science starting with one-hour coding activities for students of all ages. MISD primary, elementary, and jr. high students learned coding skills using the code.org website. The jr. high students had a special visit from our local SpaceX software engineer, Andy Soukup. Andy discussed the value of computer coding and answered student questions.
What is coding? Coding is basically the computer language used to create apps, software, and websites. Without code, we wouldn't have access to all of the technology resources we rely on such as mobile phone apps, Facebook, our web browsers, etc. All of these things run on code. Computer science helps nurture the skills of problem-solving, creativity, and logic. Allowing students to work on these skills at an early age gives them the foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
To learn more about the Hour of Code event, visit their website... https://hourofcode.com/us.