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Jewish Day School introduces students to computer science


Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. Good news is, the Orlando Jewish Day School is on its way to change this.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code. Former President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

That’s why every one of the students at Orlando Jewish Day School are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code.

The first kickoff assembly was held Feb. 1.

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Codeorg and over 100 others, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.


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