HS students learn programming through #HourofCode

Posted on December 9, 2016, in Academics, Events

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General McLane High School students practiced computer programming today through #HourofCode.

This one-hour introduction to computer science inspires students to learn computer programming. Students in Mr. Reed’s Algebra II Accelerated classes started with a video about the importance of programming and then practice coding and animating birds through Tynker.

This is the third year that students participated in this annual campaign, which is organized by Code.org. Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States.

This event takes place during Computer Science Education Week, which is December 5-11, 2016.