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Students control game with code only
Carver coding
Carver Elementary School students recently created and controlled games using only computer code. The exercise was part of the schools Computer Science Education week. - photo by Photo provided.

Some Carver Elementary students celebrated Computer Science Education week last Friday by participating in the “Hour of Code,” a nation-wide campaign to generate interest in computer science and programming.
In one hour, students created and controlled games using only computer code. Carver’s effort was organized by fifth-grade teacher Amber Jones.
“Coding is not only fun, but it also helps develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills,” Jones said. “Kids today know how to use computers, but it’s also important to learn how a computer works.  Many of these kids want jobs in engineering, animation and other fields that require them to be tech-savvy.”
Carver Elementary is hoping to take things a step further and create a Tech Club next semester, in which kids can stay after school to learn code.
“We want to help students prepare for middle and high-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and other necessary skills to be successful,” Jones said.
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