Tapped into Learning

In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, students at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School had the chance to learn about computer coding through a hands-on initiative called the Hour of Code.

During the event, which was sponsored by www.code.org, the students joined millions of others nationwide in learning basic programming skills by completing activities geared toward their inquisitive nature. In the computer lab and school library, students logged on to the organization’s website and worked to transform simple commands into a string of coded actions. 

“The program not only teaches students coding skills, but also reinforces areas beyond computer skills such as math, critical thinking and problem-solving,” explained technology integration specialist Laurie Varriale.

“I really enjoyed making my own commands and seeing how the challenges get harder as you progress through the site,” said Nicholas O’Shea.
“Although some levels were harder than others, each was really fun and I enjoyed learning about this type of technology,” added Kaylen Keraga.