As part of CS Ed Week, many of the IDoCode scholarship recipients hosted “Hour of Code” activities in their schools. There efforts helped to bring this wonderful learning activity to over 1250 students from 8 schools: Skyview High, IDEA, Rivervue Academy, Riverglen Junior High, South Junior High, Timberline High, Nampa Christian and Sage International.
The most ambitious activity was hosted at South Junior High to get every student involved in the hour of code. They accomplished this feat by hosting the hour of code in every English class throughout the day. The staff used computers from the library, math department, CRW class, and 2 mobile labs. Such a large effort required support coaches from the Boise community, Boise State University faculty/staff/students and several students in computer science classes from Borah High School.
To add another level of interest to the challenge, the principal solved the problem the day before to establish a bar for all students to beat – those that beat the principal recorded their victory.
The joyful expressions on the students’ faces when they succeeded in solving their hour of code activity indicated the success of this event. Everyone enjoyed the challenge and numerous students continued the hour of code projects after the day’s events – exclaiming the number of line they had written at home.