Medina Valley Middle School students participated in the Hour of Code™ during the week of December 5th – 9th. All 6th graders participated through their Science classes. 7th grade participated through their Math classes. 8th graders participated in their Technology Applications class. The students in 6th and 7th grade were able to work through coding tutorials online at code.org. The 8th graders spent the week doing more advanced programming in a software called Kodu.
The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. It started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. It is held each year during Computer Science Education week.
This is the 4th year that MVMS has participated. We participated because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Photo Gallery: Hour of Code Link