Students from Rock Island Academy and Thurgood Marshall Learning Center took part in computer science week (Dec. 4 - 10) by participating in an Hour of Code.
The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [www.csedweek.org] and Code.org [www.code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. During the Hour of Code, students coded their own version of the game Minecraft. Those who finished/completed at least a Level 6 in the hour received an Hour of Code Certificate to take home. Each student who participated received a t-shirt.
Rock Island Academy teacher Quiana Whitt remarked that future jobs will rely on technology, and she hopes that this experience will lead to future interest in the area of computer programming and computer engineering.
The Hour of Code program was sponsored by the YWCA of the Quad Cities.