PMS participates in Hour of Code, 12/9-12/15

posted on December 16th, 2013 at 1:23 pm in Featured.

Piedmont Middle School supported Computer Science Education Week by participating in “Hour of Code” activities.  Over 420 6-8 graders participated, contributing to the surpassed goal of 10 million students worldwide! The goal of “Hour of Code” was to introduce some of building block concepts of computer science and programming with self-paced, engaging activities. These simple computer science activities, worthy in their own right in our digital world, complement the district’s mission to further nurture creativity and problem solving skills.

In Piedmont, “Hour of Code” was undertaken in class, after school, as homework, during special lunch promotions and continued at home by many students on their own. We heard “After getting everyone signed in, a silence came over my room… well except for the clicking of the keyboards. Students were engaged and challenged!” from Ms. Kerwin at PMS. Ms. Cart reported “They helped each other, were completely concentrated on the tasks, and they were proud of their successes! It was a wonderful lesson.” “Yes!” overheard Ms. White in the library, “I’m on the zombie level!”

Try them out yourself! Explore the Hour of Code activities @

“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.” Bill Gates

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