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Following the code

Grade school kids learn what makes a computer program run


Shannon Ireland

December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week nationwide. Judy Roach's fourth-graders at Central Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code program on Wednesday.

The Hour of Code program allowed students to get onto and play some games to learn about computer coding.

On the website, kids get to view encouraging messages from people like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Participants in the Hour of Code get to play games such as Angry Birds to learn how coding plays a role in their favorite apps and games, and the opportunities that can come from pursuing an interest...

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