According to The Hour of Code website, The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Spearheaded by Compacted Math teacher, Chris Crayton, students at TLC participated in this Hour of Code event. Students in all grades worked with Ozobots. An Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. During The Hour of Code, students learned to identify and produce step by step directions, identify directions that Ozobot can follow and predict directions needed and create them for Ozobot to “solve” a problem.