N.L. schools taking part in Hour of Code

N.L. schools taking part in Hour of Code

Anne Taylor, Schools Manager for Microsoft New Zealand, says that Microsoft hopes to support expanding the translation effort though the code.org crowd sourced translation service, so that eventually all the tutorials on Code.org will be available in Te Reo.

Previous year more than 30 million young people worldwide used tutorials on the Code.org tutorials to learn computer science basics.

"The reason all these athletes are supporting the campaign is because they recognize that computer science and coding are foundational for a well-rounded education", he said.

Starting Monday, an estimated 100 million students across the globe will participate in an Hour of Code, a Code.org event in which students spend at least one hour learning computer science skills. I am inspired by the Minecraft generation who view themselves not as players of a game, but as creators of the new worlds they dream up.

In 2013, President Obama kicked off CSEdWeek with a video message urging students to try their hands at computer science saying, "don't just play on your phone, program it".

These 10 Highline schools took a pledge to support and promote implementation of computer science for all in their communities in partnership with the CSforAll Consortium.

Ella Moore Emma O'Brien and Rachel Groarke 6th class students from St Olafs National School Sandyford taking part in a Minecraft Hour of Code at Microsofts offices

"Every student in every school should have access to computer science in order to become literate citizens of today's digital world and explore the possibilities of computer science careers", said Partovi in a statement.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade - and their families - are having fun learning how to code. "The global footprint Apple offers through its stores and talented staff has reached tens of thousands of kids, and with the introduction of Hour of Code in Swift Playgrounds we can introduce coding to even more".

Many other Highline schools are hosting Hour of Code Events, including Highline High School, Tyee Campus, Cascade Middle School, Pacific Middle School, Sylvester Middle School, and Big Picture.

"You write the code for what happens when the ball bounces against the wall, what happens when the ball goes into the hoop, how many points you can score", Partovi said. The program was announced today in the White House Fact Sheet for its impact and opportunity to engage more girls in computer science education, and is part of a national movement around coding during National Computer Science Education Week. "Computer science nurtures problem-solving skills, logic and creativity".

First-grader Savannah Bath said she enjoyed learning how to program. Second-graders tested operating robots with iPads and heard from state and local leaders in education and computer science.

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