Computer Science Education

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   Computer science (CS) is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer scientists work in many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more. Think about things in your everyday life that use computer science: a cell phone, a microwave, a computer, a traffic light… all of these things needed a computer scientist to help build them.

   During CS Week the world is participating in an Hour of Code. It’s a short introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.  In the first weeks of December Martha Lake students will join tens of millions of students in 180+ countries around the world for a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. The Hour of Code.
Martha Lake students in grades 4-6 are registered in an introductory class and will each receive a site link with a user name and password.  After completing their first class they can continue with more advanced code classes.  Class access is through students Google Classroom assignment page..

   Computer Science Education Week is observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (born December 9, 1906). Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career – everybody can benefit from learning the basics.