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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Mexico students participate in national 'Hour of Code'

  • Fifth-graders work with high school students
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  • Fourth and fifth grade Seagul students worked with high school students at the Hart Career Center to participate in a national activity as part of Computer Science Education week.
    An estimated 5 million students in 34,000 schools in 167 countries participated in the promotion of computer science, called the 'Hour of Code."
    The elementary students were paired with the Computer Science students of Amy Harris at HCC last week.
    "My students are in grades 9-12, and are enrolled in computer programming, video game design and web/app design," Harris said. "The activity we did allows the younger students to direct an Angry Birds character toward the enemy pig. They used building blocks on the screen to move through paths of increasing difficulty, and they had the opportunity to see their resulting code at each level."
    Project Lead the Way students also participated in the Hour of Code this week.
    The Hour of Code was part of Computer Education week, which is planned around the birthday of programming pioneer Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.
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