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Tenafly Chabad Academy Nurtures Computer Scientists

In STEM class at Tenafly Chabad Academy all students participated in The Hour of Code. The Hour of Code began in 2013 as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event.

The Hour of Code takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week (the first week in December). Computer science is changing every industry on the planet. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Computer science concepts help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills to prepare students for any future. Tenafly Chabad Academy wants to nurture these skills in our students.

Morah Nancy has been using fun tutorials to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding. Students in grades one and two use Kodable, an online platform that teaches coding through games. First and second graders directed a ball through a maze which then actually produced the code to complete the puzzle. Grades three through five have been using both educational tools on Scratch and on Code.org. In Scratch, a program created by MIT students, they are working to build games and create interactive stories using coding. Grades six to eight have also been using Code.org and doing physical computing with CIJE Bytes in their computer science classes. Physical computing combines coding with engineering.

Tenafly Chabad Academy is very proud of its budding programmers!

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