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Hour of Code at South Seneca

Fewer schools teach computer science than ten years ago, that is hard to imagine with computers being almost everywhere we turn. Severely underrepresented are girls and minorities. Students learned the basic concepts with drag and drop programming. This is a great first step on a journey to learn more about how technology works and how to create software applications.The Hour of Code, with over 100 partners is hoping to spread the movement. Computer science has been on the homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. President Obama wrote his first line of code last year as part of the campaign and every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code.That is why every fifth grade student at South Seneca Elementary School joined the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during December. We made history joining with millions of other students across the country.Liz McCheyne’s fifth grade class with their certificates for completing an Hour of Code. Pictured (l-r)- Back row: Jason Kaiser, Christian Church, Simon Appleby, Brian Porter, JJ Ferner, Amya McLaughlin, Kendall Elliot, Ethan Yaw. Middle row: Lucian Weaver, Christen Estell, Cody Garland, Dakota Stewart, Race Steen, Alysa Elder, Brianna Ahouse, Karly Sicardi. Front row: Courtney Hunt, Chelsea Parsons, Hailey Houseknecht, Destyni Arnold, Jacob Harford, Dillon Covert.Jon Dufour’s fifth grade class with their certificates for completing an Hour of Code. Pictured (l-r)- Back row: Braydin Mix, Luke Dendis, Ella Robinson, Haeley Thuering, Cole Wilson, Kendall Jacot, James Taylor, Coleton Dresser. Middle row: Hannah Gibson, Madison Podgorny, Caleb Sweet, Devon Siurano, Tyler Piccolo, Ciera Babcock, Ella Barlow, Emily Crane, Tessah Webb. Front row: Ethan Laverack, Julianna Hillman, Seth Johnson, Noah Finizio, Gabe Porter, Zackary Sherry.Organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 partners, the Hour of Code, shows the generation of today’s students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

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