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Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 2:11pm Age: 363 days
Category: Minisink Elementary


With the help of School Librarian Mia McLean, MVES students went beyond the week-long Hour of Code global challenge (Dec. 4-10), and have been exploring the language of computers all through December, during library period.

Logged in at, on a device or on the Smart Board, K-2 students are learning to program Star Wars characters, such as BB8 and R2D2, to create basic games. In the process, they are assimilating programming terminology like code, debug, and data. And since they are at their school library, they can also check out children's books on coding. 

Early exposure to coding helps develop an understanding of the logical thinking behind programming language. Firsthand experience challenges students to use many important skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, organization, collaboration, and directional skills. (Additional photos)