Dance Party coding

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Fifth-graders utilized their coding skills to program individual dance parties on their Chromebooks in Jenn Desmond’s class at Shore Road.

Sam Stern, senior director of technical applications at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, introduced the tech savvy coders to a new program, Dance Party, during the world’s annual Hour of Code. He explained to students that as they grow older, technology will become of greater importance. “If you want to create something, you will use technology in some way,” he said. “It is important to start the foundations of coding today,” he told the class. 

The annual Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education week to broaden the field of computer science. This year, Computer Science Education Week is being held Dec. 3-9, and students in Bellmore are joining thousands of students across the world in strengthening their coding skills.