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    Once again students from grades 1st to 8th participated in the Hour of Code in the STEM lab at Scholars Academy.  During Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13th students around the world will try programming for at least an hour.  Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.  By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st century career path.  Students programmed Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code.  They learned to program droids, and create their own Star Wars game.

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    “Today I learned how to program a computer and I used JavaScript.”    M. M.    4th grade

    “Today I learned that computer science is fun and I learned how to control a character by using block code to make it understand.”   B. O.    4th grade

    “Today I learned about different types of code.  Then I learned that you have to be specific with your code.”  D.P.    4th grade

    “Today I experienced how making this program can encourage people to do this.”   K.T.    3rd grade

    “Today I felt like my brain was growing because I learned something.”   E. B.    3rd grade

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