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Assiginack Public School participates in the Hour of Code

The entire student body at Assiginack Public School,
from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, took part in the Hour of Code, a global event
designed to introduce computer science and show that anybody can learn the
basics of computer coding.

The Grade 7 & 8 students led the event and
assisted each class in ensuring that they were able to take part in coding
activities with success.

Early Learning Kindergarten and Grade 1 students used
iPads with apps like "Kodable" and "ScratchJr.".

Grade 2 and up used the school’s laptops to
explore the world of code.

Students completed tutorials that allowed them to
write their very first computer programs.

They were able to move Angry Birds through mazes
and have Elsa from the movie Frozen create skating patterns on ice.

Older students explored more complex coding
activities, such as writing in JavaScript computer programming language.

Students were highly engaged and the event was a
huge hit with students and teachers alike.

Grade 7 & 8 teacher Heather Pennie was
thrilled with the success of the first year of Hour of Code at Assiginack
Public School.

"The problem solving skill required for
coding is incredible. Students had to continually test and rewrite their codes
to make their characters move and act in the way they needed them to,” she
said.

She added: “From the youngest Kindergarten
students to the older students and staff, everyone was actively trying out
computer coding."

Click here for more information on the Hour of
Code movement. 

Assiginack Public School students participated in
the world-wide Hour of Code event. Everyone from Early Learning Kindergarten to
Grade 8 learned to write computer programs. Reagan Recollet, centre, assists
Arabella Otosquiaob, left, and Lily Stewart with coding on an iPad.

Noah Holmes gets computer coding tips from Simone
Recollet during the school-wide Hour of Code held at Assiginack Public School,
while Maylen Moffat watches Ava Assiniwe try out her new coding skills.