Hour of Code at D’Iberville High
D’Iberville High School STEM class students hosted an ‘hour of code’ demonstrations today and things got technical.
The goal of the STEM class and this day is to spark the interest of students in learning the basics of computer science and computer programming. The robots they were working with today embody all things STEM and coding.
The ‘hour of code’ is a global project that gives students a chance to try computer programming for one hour so they can learn more about how the technology works.
The teacher of the STEM class, Jason Hockaday, says there are so many opportunities for these students with the skills they are acquiring here. “When it comes to programming and ‘hour of code’ that can transfer over into jobs in different industries like General Electric has a ton of jobs for programming. Any type of the car industries have robots running for them. All the different companies that build cars have robots that are running each program to build different parts of the car together.”
Hockaday wants to eventually get the students into a robotics club and start using their coding skills to compete.