Hour of Code spreads throughout district


Fisher Elementary School students Damarys Ruano, left, and Laney Danielson take part in the Hour of Code recently at the school.

Elementary students all across the Marshalltown Community School District became computer programmers for an hour this week as part of the Hour of Code initiative. The Hour of Code is a worldwide effort to get more young people involved in learning about programming.

In many cases this week in Marshalltown Schools it was students teaching fellow students on how to work the programs.

“So many kids were so excited to help each other out,” said Fisher Elementary School teacher librarian Alicia Patten.

The Extended Learning Program teachers led this project throughout the district.

“It is very engaging for the students,” said ELP teacher Deb Christenson during a demonstration at Franklin Elementary School.

At Hoglan Elementary School, a group of parents watched students take part in the Hour of Code after school on Dec. 10.

“We wanted to have parent involvement and let the students show what they were learning,” said ELP teacher Nicole Holman.

Those who want to learn more about the Hour of Code can view the Hour of Code website at www.code.org.


Franklin Elementary School


Franklin Elementary School


Franklin Hour of Code student leaders, from left, Ryan Schmit, Stephanie Lizarde, Ava Lucas and Adrian Juarez.


Hoglan Elementary School


Hoglan Elementary School