National ‘Hour of Code’
Oct 27, 2014
Newark Students Take Part in National Hour of Code
By Julie Daurio, WBGO News | Newark | December 11, 2013
Students across Newark are taking part this week in the Hour of Code, a national initiative to introduce kids to computer programming. Teachers and students and Malcolm X Shabazz High School say it's an opportunity to have some serious fun.
"Every kid now needs to know a little bit about code, whether they end up becoming a coding expert or just knowing about it. It's much easier to have a successful career no matter what you do if you're writing code."
But for Murray's students, it isn't only about getting into a promising career field. Junior Ciara Gillette says it's also a lot of fun.
"As you went on with the lesson, all new things happening on the computer all at the touch of a button. So I'm like, oh, that's really cool. It caught my attention."
Murray's students say they're looking forward to using their new coding skills to build websites and even video games.
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