Local schools join the Hour of Code

By Shannon Johnson

On Monday, students across Montana, including both Baker and Plevna schools participated in not only a nation-wide, but a global event called the “Hour of Code” that runs from Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. This event, taking place in our local schools on Dec. 3, was to set aside an hour of the day to teach children about computer coding.

Hour of Code is an event that was spearheaded by the Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week Advisory and Review Committees. In today’s technology driven world coding isn’t just used if you go into Computer Science or Engineering, it can be useful in any modern-day career. The hope behind Hour of Code is that kids will get a basic understanding of coding, as well as utilize the logic and problem-solving skills as well as creativity.