East Elementary students learn code


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



Urbana East Elementary fifth grader Lexi Marsh learns about computer science during the “Hour of Code” program at the school.

Urbana East Elementary fifth grader Lexi Marsh learns about computer science during the “Hour of Code” program at the school.


Coourtesy photo

Urbana East Elementary students learned a bit about computer code last week through an international program promoting coding.

East Elementary fourth and fifth grade students took part in “The Hour of Code,” a global effort to interest youths in computer science and coding, Dec. 7-13. This is the first year East students have taken part, East Elementary principal Jill Weimer said.

The Hour of Code is organized by the nonprofit Code.org. The program has been featured on the homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney.

“The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket science. Anybody can learn the basics,” Code.org CEO and founder Hadi Partovi says in a press release. “Over 100 million students worldwide have tried an Hour of Code. The demand for relevant 21st century computer science education crosses all borders and knows no boundaries.”

For more information, visit hourofcode.com.

Urbana East Elementary fifth grader Lexi Marsh learns about computer science during the “Hour of Code” program at the school.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/12/web1_LexiMarsh.jpgUrbana East Elementary fifth grader Lexi Marsh learns about computer science during the “Hour of Code” program at the school. Coourtesy photo

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.