Wesleyan Middle School participates in 'Hour of Code'
Wesleyan Middle School Students participated in a new, global initiative designed to raise awareness about computer science and to inspire more interest in coding.
On Monday, November 30, middle school students practiced an ‘Hour of Code’. During this hour, students were encouraged to collaborate with classmates to solve difficult coding puzzles.
Faculty hoped participating in an Hour of Code would help change the misconception that coding is only for tech-savvy students and show that anyone, girl or boy, can have fun learning the skill. During the hour, teachers also encouraged students to pair up to dispel the thought that coders are stuck in a room alone with a machine, but rather are relational and that teamwork generally produces a better product.
Wesleyan School, located in Gwinnett County, leverages 21st century technology across its 80+ acre campus and recognizes the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). All students in 5th through 12th grades are provided Tablet PC computers to facilitate this learning.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages.
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