Every December, Fremont students join 48+ million students in 180+ countries for the Hour Of Code, a program initiated in 2013 to introduce students to computer science and learn that anybody can learn coding basics.
Computer science is “the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society” (Tucker et. al, 2003, p. 6).*
Although technology is readily accessible to students in today's world, little has been done to teach students how to use technology to build their own programs or create their own solutions to a need. Computer science enables students to move from being passive consumers of technology and become active creators.
* This definition is taken from K12cs.org's website. Click here to link with referenced material.
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