Stamford students to participate in ‘Hour of Code’
All of the city’s 21 public schools will participate in the “Hour of Code,” a global initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.
Source: Nelson Oliveira
During the weeklong event, some of the elementary school students will learn to program by creating computer algorithms that move a cartoon character from one place to another. Middle- and high-school students will learn to write more complex code, including programming a Minecraft character to do particular tasks or creating their own music.
Students in Cloonan Middle School’s Scratch Club, a computer science group, will also show teachers the basics of coding at their faculty meeting.
The initiative has become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, which started with one-hour coding activities, but has since expanded to other community efforts.
“Providing every student, regardless of their background or interests, the opportunity to experience computer programming may open a world of opportunities for them,” Michael Fernandes, assistant superintendent of secondary schools, said Monday in a news release.