SASD Celebrates Computer Science Education Week with Annual Hour of Code

December 21, 2021

On Thursday, December 9, students and their families celebrated Computer Science Education Week at the Hour of Code, a fun and interactive annual event held in the South High School Commons.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science. Approximately 75 students and adults from across Sheboygan County attended this year’s event, which featured several coding stations and a virtual reality experience. Acuity donated $1,000 toward raffle prizes. Items included:

  • Several styles of Sphero robotics (Bolt, Minis, and Indi)
  • An iRobot programmable Roomba robot
  • Two sets of Hexbug Battlebots

Two of the coding platforms featured during the event were code.org and gocoderz.com.

HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in more than 48 languages for kindergarten and up. No experience is necessary, and the activities can be accessed on browsers, tablets, and smartphones.

Learning computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and creativity. Individuals of any age, regardless of background, can learn these skills; by starting early, students build a foundation for any 21st-century career path.

Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, who was born on December 9, 1906.

SASD offers the Hour of Code event every year in December. Watch for details about next year’s event in fall 2022.

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