Students click over computers
It was hard to tell what was clicking better at Osakis Public Schools on Friday morning, Dec. 7 — the students keying in information on their laptops or the older students connecting with younger ones over computer coding.
The "Hour of Code" event, held during Computer Science Week, was organized by technology integration specialist, Stan Moore.
Students learned how to control robots and drones, and enter computer codes to achieve a goal. One game, for instance, challenged students to write a program that would enable a dog on their computer screen to navigate through a course.
All students, from kindergarten on up to seniors, participated in Hour of Code. The students were paired up with the older grades mentoring younger students at different stations throughout the school.
Moore said the goal of the event was to give continued awareness to computer science and its importance in people's daily lives.