Friday, December 08, 2017

Madison Students Learn Computers Through National Hour of Code Observance

Posted by John Peck in General

It's called an Hour of Code but the learning from it reaps benefits for a lifetime. 

Students in Madison City  took part this week in the annual Hour of Code, a national observance in association with Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10).

"Hour of Code" began as a one hour intro into computer science designed to "de-mystify" computer coding. The idea is to show that anybody can learn the basics of computers and to broaden participation. Thus the heavy emphasis in elementary schools.

Engineering and computer science students from James Clemens and Bob Jones high schools visited several Madison elementary schools to assist the young students with computer learning activities. The older students talked about what they've learned from computers and how computers are used in various ways.

Teachers and older student mentors led the younger ones through fun computer games, designs and other exercises. A session at West Madison Elementary during the after-school hours was entitled "Empowering Girls to Code."

Students over computers learning the functions
West Madison Elementary students learning during national "Hour of Code" activity

Student closeup learning computer functions
Learning during national "Hour of Code" activity at Columbia Elementary

Students huddled together playing a computer game
Students huddled together learning computer functions

Two students showing off cetificates of achievements
Students showing off Certificates of Completion for Computer Coding activities.

James Clemens computer science students helping in elementar schools
James Clemens computer science student assisting in elementary school

High school students assisting elementary students with computer learing
JCHS Computer Science Team at Madison Elementary

Bob Jones engineering intern student helping Madison Elementary student on computer
Bob Jones engineering student helping Madison Elementary student

High school students helping younger ones
Bob Jones students at Empowering Girls to Code event at Madison Elementary

Elementary students along a row of computers
Madison Elementary students mesmerized by computer excercise during national
"Hour of Code" observance


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