Hannibal students participate in Hour of Code

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Computer programming can be a confusing subject for young students, but Hannibal Middle School wants to change that.

All week, HMS students are participating in a national program called “Hour of Code”.
It gives students a taste of computer science and helps them better understand computer programming.

The Hour of Code website says the event takes place every year during the 2018 Computer Science Education Week — that’s December 3rd through the 9th.

Teachers said it ties in to what some students are already learning in the classroom.

“Hour of Code is a very fun way to get students to express themselves, but also have them persevere through several problem solving techniques that they might have,” said HMS Teacher Tim Schieferdecker.

“I think it’s because you can kind of do whatever you want, there’s no limits, it’s just you know, practice,” said HMS Student Preston Danner.

Teachers said the program has students work on interactive exercises that teach fundamental programming concepts. It’s meant to show them coding is easy to learn.

Frank Healy

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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