Chaparral Middle School in Walnut joined millions of students in over 180 countries to participate in “The Hour of Code.” This year, the non-profit Code.org teamed up with Disney Interactive on a tutorial that lets young programmers help Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa make ice fractals and skating patterns using basic coding skills.
The Frozen tutorial will kick off the Hour of Code campaign designed to promote participation in computer science, especially among girls.
Hour of Code launched 2013 in an effort to introduce students to computer science, demystify coding, and demonstrate that anyone can learn the “basics” of coding. Last year, Chaparral Cougars learned to code during this worldwide event and enjoyed engaging tutorials and lessons.
Some students even started a “coding club” as a result of their experiences, which remains a viable club on the Chaparral Middle School campus!
The school is excited about the problem-solving and logic building skills that the students will be developing this year as a result of “The Hour of Code”, and is confident that the lessons learned will build a foundation for their success in any 21stcentury career path that they may choose.