Copeland Elementary joins mission to introduce students to computer science


Sidney Fulk shows his certificate for completing all 15 levels of the Star Wars coding tutorial on Code.org.


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Javier Villalon-Lopez, Fernando Marquez and Enrique Uriostegui test out their coding skills to program Ollie the robot.


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Kindergartner Natali Pineda rocks the Hour of Code tutorial game.


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DOBSON — Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

That’s why for the second year in a row, every one of the 330 students at Copeland Elementary joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Dec. 7-13. Copeland students participated in coding tutorial games featuring Star Wars and Minecraft characters from https://code.org/. Fourth- and fifth-graders used tested out their coding skills to code Sphero robots and coding apps on the iPad. Student engagement, empowerment, teamwork, STEM! This is why we participate in HourOfCode.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

Sidney Fulk shows his certificate for completing all 15 levels of the Star Wars coding tutorial on Code.org.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_copeland-1.jpgSidney Fulk shows his certificate for completing all 15 levels of the Star Wars coding tutorial on Code.org. Submitted photo

Javier Villalon-Lopez, Fernando Marquez and Enrique Uriostegui test out their coding skills to program Ollie the robot.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_copeland-2.jpgJavier Villalon-Lopez, Fernando Marquez and Enrique Uriostegui test out their coding skills to program Ollie the robot. Submitted photo

Kindergartner Natali Pineda rocks the Hour of Code tutorial game.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_copeland-3.jpgKindergartner Natali Pineda rocks the Hour of Code tutorial game. Submitted photo
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