Hour of code extends past Hudnut’s room

Hudnut's invitation to code reaches out to others.

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For the past few weeks, Richard Hudnut’s students have been using to experience coding in a new fun way. was made by the creators of Internet Explorer and it’s main goal is to extend the computer science to those who may not get the chance to experience it.

“It’s to introduce students to computer science and the logic behind it,” Hudnut said.

Hudnut sees the website has a way to shatter many misconceptions about coding like that it is boring, really hard, or only boys can do.

The website makes coding fun by allowing student to code the functions for different games. This is an example of the classic maze game in which the operator selects the blocks for the functions that will lead the squirrel to the acorn and once they’ve set up all your blocks they click run to see if the code is right or not.

The website also allows people to see the code they’ve just written in the form of JavaScript coding language.

In a world almost dominated by electronics, coding is a tool that can be used to create any app, any website, and now with the 3-D printer, coding can be used to create almost anything.

“The world’s your oyster at that point. They’re 3-D printing houses in China. They’re 3-D printing cars now,” Hudnut said. “In the next ten years, they’ll be 3-D printing organs for humans.”

Kaleb Brinkley, freshman, enjoys the hour of code assignment and wants to go into computer engineering software in the future.

“This is my first year ever doing anything with computers, it just interests me,” Brinkley said. “The longer you stay in his class the more you get to do. I plan on doing it for the next couple years.”

Hudnut sent out an email to the entire school to see if anyone would be interested in being involved in the hour of code, and Tony Head, math teacher, who used to work in IT at Delta and knows the values of coding decided to take his honors math kids to Hudnut for the event.

“Typically IT or programming is an analytical-minded kind of thing and typically honors students are analytical-minded,” Head said.


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Head plays the maze code game. He brought his students to Hudnut’s to see what the hour of code was all about.

According to Head, his students had a great time.

Hudnut’s students were in charge of helping Heads students navigate the code games. Many of them enjoy because it allows them to learn code in a fun way and allows them to easily learn from their mistakes.


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One Response to “Hour of code extends past Hudnut’s room”

  1. Shane B on January 11th, 2017 11:13 pm

    Personally, I wish I knew and attended Mr. Hudnut’s classes before my senior year. His class makes technology interesting, not just tools or screens to tap. With the hour of code, I could show off skills to my family and friends that they knew nothing about. I could actually tap into a passion of mine (animation/storyboards/concept art) that seemed too far to reach in my busy schedule. Along with that experience, I was able to learn skills I could use efficiently in the business realm of the world, such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

    Long story short, you though Hour of Code was fun? You haven’t seen anything yet. :p


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