Hour of Code
All Chatham’s schools are participated in the Hour of Code this December to encourage students to learn about computer programing. The Hour of Code is a world-wide movement presented by Code.org to introduce millions of students to a language that truly is universal, the language of computers.
Students at MED, CMS, and CHS logged on to http://code.org/ to try their hand at dozens of age-appropriate tutorials that allowed them to learn about coding by doing a little programming themselves.
At CHS, computer science classes and math classes all took a period to participate in the Hour of Code. At CMS, math and technology classes did the same, and at MED, students used iPads to take the coding challenge during their library class.
CCSD has participated in the Hour of Code for the past several years and it continues to grow and reach more students here each year. This year’s event was organized by teacher leader coach Judi Matthews, HS/MS librarian Donna Eager, MED librarian Jeff Selby, CMS technology teacher Tyler Cowherd, and CHS computer science teacher Jim Flanagan, as well as the HS math department and the grade 6, 7, and 8 teaching teams.