MJHS Students Practice Programming During Hour of Code

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In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, Memorial Junior High School held it's second annual Hour of Code on Dec. 9. Approximately 150 students signed up with their Career and Technical Education teachers and reported to one of the four computer labs to interact with various tutorials from Code.org, Tynker, Codecademy and Khan Academy. This exciting opportunity provides valuable skills and experiences for students each year.

The event showed that anybody can learn the basics of programming. In an exit evaluation, almost 100% of the participants expressed that they are interested in in furthering their programming involvement beyond Hour of Code.

Computer science literacy is becoming increasingly relevant for jobs of the future. Providing students with the opportunity to troubleshoot and problem solve within a setting that guides them toward success is ideal for 21st century skill building.