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AN HOUR OF CODE

Students in grades 3 through 5 at Forest Lake utilized their programming skills through participation in an Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement, sponsored by Code.org, which encourages millions of students to not only learn computer programming, but to apply their coding skills in a variety of ways.

Under the direction of STEAM teacher Kaitlin Humphrey, classes were divided into two groups. Half of the class logged onto code.org to hone computer programming skills, while the other half of the class wrote algorithms to program Dash robots. 

Ms. Humphry said, “These Hour of Code activities helped students to understand how simple directional terms are integral to computer programming,”