This week, once again, all 7th graders participated in the "Hour of Code" project, in which each of them wrote their (likely) first computer code, all for a full hour.  The idea is that there is a critical shortage of software engineers, so students work with fun and engaging tutorials, hopefully learning that it's something they might like to pursue further.  They really do have a good time.

Of note is that upperclassmen from Computer Programming and Computer Science classes volunteered to be "guides" for the hour.  A total of 8 upperclassmen and 70 middle schoolers participated.  Special thanks to Melissa Fellows for inviting the initiative into her science classes.  If you'd like to find out more about "Hour of Code" and the importance of knowing more about how technology and coding impacts our lives, check out the links below.  Click on the image to view the entire gallery.

https://youtu.be/pNiECaVMStY

https://youtu.be/FC5FbmsH4fw

https://youtu.be/nKIu9yen5nc

http://www.code.org

https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode

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