Students learning computer coding in Chester County
Students learning computer coding
WEST CHESTER This week, several Chester County schools joined others around the world in the "Hour of Code" initiative, meant to introduce students to computer programming.
Code.org and Computing in the Core are sponsoring the program during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-13), which aims to highlight the importance of the subject in schools. More than 4.8 million students across 168 countries were expected to try coding during the week through self-guided, one-hour online tutorials, according to the week's organizers.
"The hour of code," Ian Kerr, the West Chester school district's math and computer science supervisor, said on the district's website, "is not about teaching to the mastery of computer programming, but piquing the interest of more students to explore coding, as it's not as difficult as many people believe and it opens doors for creativity." - Michaelle Bond