Students at Brewster Schools will be participating in Hour of Code activities this week. Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to promote computer science and coding. This event is sponsored by Code.org in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Several organizations have supported this initiative and developed engaging theme based content for the Hour of Code. Since the first Hour of Code in 2013, Hour of Code activities have been conducted 305,935,649 times. There is also some very interesting data on the Hour of Code website.
Activities this week in the district include:
WMS – All students in the auditorium during SSR will be lead through Hour of Code activities on Wednesday and Friday. Approximately 600 students will participate in Hour of Code activities. This is the third year for this model in WMS and we feel that this opportunity has helped to increase interest and enrollment in our computer science elective classes.
CVS – All students in the school will be participating in Hour of Code activities during their library classes. Again, this is the third year that CVS has participated in Hour of Code, and coding and computer science is a staple of the library studies curriculum.
JFK – Teachers will be pushing into classes to implement Hour of Code activities and assist other teachers and classes to present Hour of Code activities. Some of the coding applications that are used on a regular basis in JFK include: Code.org, Tynker, and Kodable.