During the week of Dec 7 -11th, a number of classrooms at Elementary South participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a movement, by Code.org®, to recruit millions of students to try one hour of computer science and is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Code.org® increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning. Their vision, according to their website, “is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.”