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Cracking The Code Of Technology

Dec 03, 2016 06:35AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Matthew Cafetiero, a kindergarten student at Englesby Elementary, playing a game that will help him to learn programming through coding.

(Editor's Note: this content was provided by Englesby Elementary School.)

When Kristin Panniello, the computer paraprofessional at Englesby Elementary School in Dracut, heard that December 8th was Computer Science Education Week, she began to explore ways the students at the Englesby could participate. Students will be engaging in an “Hour of Code,” an initial experience to promote how easy it is to learn coding.

Coding is what makes it possible for individuals to create computer software, apps and websites. Phone apps, social media and websites all use code. The faculty and administration at Englesby wants all students to experience how easy it is to learn programming as it impacts the children’s ability to be 21st Century Learners in a world where careers in technology are greatly on the rise.

On December 8th, students at Englesby  will focus on solving simple coding puzzles. The entire school will participate in an “Hour of Code,” using a variety of fun and engaging activities that require critical thinking and problem solving.

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