Hour of Code is celebrated every year all over the world this year it was held from December 4-10. The KMS science department has participated in Hour of Code activities for the last several years.
What exactly is Hour of Code? According to Hour of Code.org, “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. “ In science classes, students used computer code to complete tasks within games created for the task such as Star Wars, Frozen, and Moana.
Mrs. Stewart collaborated with 8th grade science teachers, Mr. McIntyre and Mrs. Keys, to bring their classes into the media center for some more hands on coding activities. This year 8th grader did Hour of Code on the Chromebooks one day and the next they came to the library. In the library, they were able to code and experiment with Snap Circuits, Ozobots, Create a Lego maze using code, Little Bits, Makey Makey, Bloxels, and some even learned how to use pony beads to code holiday words and students’ initials for bracelets or ornaments.