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Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart's Hour of Code
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Bellevue, WA is celebrating Computer Science Education Week
(December 9 to 15)
by participating in the Hour of Code.
The Hour of Code is an initiative by Code.org
to introduce kids of all ages to computer
programming during Computer Science Education Week. For its part,
Forest Ridge School has partnered with Code Fellows
a digital trade school based in Seattle. Teachers from Forest Ridge
School and Code Fellows will work with nearly 200 students in grades
five through eight over the course of two days. They will introduce
students to programming vocabulary, basic programming techniques, and
the importance of functions in computer programs.
"We've partnered with Code Fellows to provide each of our students with
an Hour of Code instruction that not only teaches basic coding
principles but also fosters critical thinking in the areas of science
and math," said Christine Witcher, math and science teacher at Forest
Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in a prepared statement. "This type
of experience can give students a richer context for the core concepts
that they've learned in the classroom by showing them where they can be
applied outside of the classroom."
More than 4.1 million students from 166 countries are registered in the
2013 Hour of Code, and according to Code Fellows, it is expected to be
the largest online education event in history. Code.org provides links
to a variety of free, online, self-guided tutorials for use as part of
robotics, iPhone app programming, game programming, and more. Code.org
also offers free, downloadable PDFs of tutorials in robotics for
classrooms without computers.
Further information about the Hour of Code can be found at csedweek.org
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.