Johnson Creek Continues Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code. President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

That’s why our students joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11).

Elementary, Middle, and High School students had the opportunity to participate in an hour of code this past week, learning JavaScript, HTML, block based programming, and others. Elementary students in grades 2-4 spent much of their math time on Friday problem solving and learning about code. Below are some photos from the event:

Programming Hot Wheels
Elementary students work on programming a Hot Wheels game.
Coding in IT Essentials Class
Junior Kenzie Seeber learns to write code for an app on a mobile phone.
Coding in IT Essentials Class
Sophomore Garret Trimborn tries out his coding skills in the game Code Combat.
Coding in Elementary
Elementary students use block based programming to complete missions.

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