Young stu­dents get head start in com­puter pro­gram­ming

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Stu­dents at Ar­bury Hills School in Mo­kena re­cently par­tic­i­pated in an Hour of Code pro­gram. Stu­dents be­gan us­ing a sim­ple block style method for video game cod­ing. First and sec­ond grade stu­dents be­gan pro­gram­ming code for maze ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to “Ice Age,” “An­gry Birds” and “Star Wars.” Third and fourth grade stu­dents were able to choose from many pro­gram­ming ac­tiv­i­ties. Fa­vorites in­cluded “Dance Party,” “The Grinch: Sav­ing Christ­mas with Code,” “Minecraft” and “Star Wars.”

SUM­MIT HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 161

Sec­ond-grade stu­dents Parker Dorko-Rottmann and Brielle Spool­stra write com­puter codes for maze ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing a re­cent ac­tiv­ity at Ar­bury Hills School in Mo­kena.

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