At least 100 people of all ages joined together in the South High School Commons and thousands of people nationwide to participate in the 'Hour of Code' on Thursday, December 8. This was the third annual event hosted by South High School counselors and the Sheboygan Area School District Instructional Technology Team.
Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. This is a global movement, reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.
Hour of Code activities were self-guided tutorials and participants chose an activity based on their age and level of skill. Every seat was filled as students, parents and community members concentrated on writing code.
ACUITY sponsored the event and gave away some great prizes including Ozobot and an Anki Overdrive Starter Kit. Many of these prizes were set up so students could touch, test and experience the technology.
Thank you to our sponsors, attendees, organizers and especially all of our participants for making the Hour of Code such an exciting and worthwhile event!
The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.