Hour of Code across District 51

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Thousands of D51 students will get hands on experience with robotics, coding, and computer science this week.

Its part of the Hour of Code activities that students are doing as part of Computer Science Education Week.

The goal is to give students at least one hour of introductory computer science education through fun activities.

At Chatfield Elementary, students got to experiment with coding software, and control robots with I-pads.

"Some of the advanced kids, when they get past using block code, they actually want to try coding. I've had some fifth graders type out Java script. And of course…they want to make their own apps. So ya, I've got kids right now that want to get passed this, and create their own apps," said Computer Science teacher, Steve Friedly.

The students at Chatfield were using programs from Code.org.

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