Computer Science Education Week

December 18, 2017

Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.? There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide, but last year only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.

Computer science is foundational for every industry today, yet most schools don’t teach it. In the Technology Information Class, we are trying to change that.

That’s why my students joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Students learned to code python in CodeCraft. CodeCraft is a 3D game where players can write code to build a virtual world. Students also learned code a 3D Pac-Man game using AgentCubes. In the Technology Information Class we want to ensure that our students are on the forefront of creating technology of the future—not just consuming it.