Mount Hebron Celebrates Computer Science

Mount Hebron Celebrates Computer Science
Posted on 01/06/2016

160106-1Above left: Intro to coding at www.code.org. Girls learn how to use Scratch (a blockly language) to create movement, designs and basic games.
Above right: “Programmers” using code to create the algorithm for the “robot.”

For the third consecutive year, Mount Hebron participated in activities that encouraged all students to experience the world of computing as part of Computer Science Education Week, December 7-18. Students and teachers chose from a list of activities that challenged their problem solving skills and encouraged collaboration.

“Thanks to all of the teachers for their support and efforts,” said Daniel Taylor, STEM Coordinator. “A very special thanks to former Mount Hebron parent Dr. Ursula Wolz for her vision and expertise and assisting us in embarking on an all-school program of activities associated with the Hour of Code.”

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.

Below left: Digital studio art using Processing.
Below right: Intro to coding at www.code.org. Boys learn how to use Scratch (a blockly language) to create movement, designs and basic games.

Bottom right: Student “robot” stacking cups following an algorithm written by student “programmers.”

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Below: Teacher Dan Gerdes (PLTW-engineering) collaborates with Arin Leard (studio art teacher), to create beautiful digital studio art using a program called Processing.

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