Elm Lawn celebrates Hour of Code

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Elm Lawn technology enrichment classes participated in the largest learning event in history this week.

The students participated in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week, which goes from Dec. 8-14. Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. Approximately 100 million students from around the world were expected to participate this year.

"We live in a world surrounded by technology,'' Elm Lawn computer literacy teacher Lisa Rust said. "And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on their ability to understand how technology works.''

According to the Hour of Code website, only a tiny fraction of people are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.
Elm Lawn students gave coding a try with sites like code.org, tynker.com, lightbot.com, and game.kodable.com, she said. 

"Coding is all about problem solving and sequential thinking, collaboration and perseverance,'' Rust said. "Our students worked hard, and had a blast doing it!'' 
To learn more about the event, visit the Hour of Code website. Visit the District's Facebook page to see more photos from Elm Lawn.