As part of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14) all students at Del Mar Heights School participated in the Hour of Code, introducing them to the basics of computer science. Last year, the school was part of the introduction to basic coding lessons, which included 15 million students worldwide. This year the school joined students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
We live in a world surrounded by technology. Every app, game, and computer program starts with a code. Coding is the act of creating technology rather that just using it. And whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. The Hour of Code is a statement that Del Mar Heights School is ready to teach important foundational 21st-century skills, including critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration. This special focus will continue with students enjoying lessons over the next 4-8 weeks.