Tadlock Elementary School

Hour of Code Inspires School Activities

Jan 07, 2016

Several Frisco ISD campuses participated in the Hour of Code in December, exposing students to the world of computer science.

Hour of Code is a worldwide learning event organized by Code.org during Computer Science Education Week to teach students the basic principles of coding.

Students at the elementary, middle and high school level were involved in various activities based on their age and skill level.

Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. Frisco ISD hopes that by teaching these skills early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

At Tadlock Elementary, kindergarten students used the Kodable app; first graders, The Foos app; second grade, Minecraft and Flappy Bird online activities; third grade, Minecraft and Play Lab online activities; and fourth and fifth grade, Minecraft, Star Wars and Tynker online activities.

“Our goal at Tadlock was to introduce students to coding to stretch their thinking, to offer an experience where they can use their creativity, and to light a spark in them so they will be inspired to learn beyond the school building’s walls,” said digital learning coach Lisa Chester Rubio.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be more than 1 million computing job openings by 2022. Studies show a computer science major can earn 40 percent more than the college average.