In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), students in kindergarten through grade 10 took part in the Hour of Code, one-hour time blocks dedicated to computer-science education.
Activities were tailored according to the grade level of the students, as follows:
- Grades 9 and 10 - Students gave presentations regarding the application of technology in areas such as medicine, psychology, finance, and e-commerce.
- Grades 6-8 - Middle school students participated in activities and used applications related to themes they are studying as part of their computer-science curriculum, including web design and game development.
- Grades 4 and 5 - Some of our lower school students explored Boolean logic in class.
- Kindergarten-Grade 3 - Students took part in both plugged and unplugged coding activities in class.
In addition, for the first time, FASNY's middle school robotics team held a workshop—open to the public—to share their interest in and passion for coding and computer science with non-FASNY students.
Designed to demystify coding and show that anybody can learn the basics, the Hour of Code is an annual event. To date, it has seen the participation of more than 40,000 institutions that serve approximately 100 million students globally.