From December 3-7, 2018, Wyndcroft students celebrated National Computer Science Week by participating in Hour of Code. During their Computer classes, students completed coding missions on the Hour of Code website and many others. Every participating child received a sticker in honor of their participation in this special program.
From our youngest children in preschool through the 8th Grade, everyone had a great time participating in Hour of Code. Take a look:
What is Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones - some unplugged activities don't require any computer at all.
Computer science is changing every industry on the planet. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Computer science concepts also help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills to prepare students for any future career.
History of Hour of Code at Wyndcroft
The school began participating in Hour of Code in December 2015. That year the 4th grade students became registered participants in this global learning opportunity. Sonia Mastros, President and CFO of Orbit Software, came to speak with the students about how she uses coding in her career. Mrs. Mastros is the mother of Elyssa Mastros, Class of 2012.