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Bayport-Blue Point Webmasters Undergo Special Code Class

Students receive certificate for Hour of Code participation.

The James Wilson Young Middle School Webmasters Club, led by Library Media Specialist Kelly Noeldechen and high school junior Ryan Yannelli, the student programming coach, participated in the Hour of Code initiative set forth by Computer Science Educ
The James Wilson Young Middle School Webmasters Club, led by Library Media Specialist Kelly Noeldechen and high school junior Ryan Yannelli, the student programming coach, participated in the Hour of Code initiative set forth by Computer Science Educ

The James Wilson Young Middle School Webmasters Club, led by Library Media Specialist Kelly Noeldechen and high school junior Ryan Yannelli, the student programming coach, participated in the Hour of Code initiative set forth by Computer Science Education Week. This worldwide program gains support from high-profile individuals such as President Obama, Mark Zuckerburg and Ashton Kutcher. Program participants included Apple stores and the Khan Academy.

Students began the session by watching a video that encouraged learning computer programming. The video detailed how students today are competing in a global world, and how some of the most competitive but desirable careers are those in computer science – and the opportunities are only growing. The clip also illustrated how current curricula in many schools do not include computer science, so programs such as Hour of Code are crucial for providing coding opportunities.  

After the video, students accessed code.org and browsed through tutorials that explained coding languages. They soon began building code in virtual games and programs such as Scratch, Tynker and Codeacademy. At the end of the session, many students received a virtual certificate congratulating them on their participation.

The Hour of Code was a huge success, and the students look forward to growing the opportunity in the district by participating in this initiative again next year.

Throughout the year, the club is responsible for updating and editing the school website, as well as learning about computer programming, desktop publishing, photo editing and current technological tools.

 

celestine January 25, 2014 at 07:09 AM
WE ARE PROUD GRANDPARENTS OF YOU RYAN YANNELLI ..Bud & Sis Yannelli
diane schubert January 25, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Congratulations Ryan. Great job! Diane Schubert
Mprudenti@aol.com January 26, 2014 at 07:56 AM
Very cool Ryan! Great too see you share your knowledge with the younger kids, they sure will learn a lot from you! Marylee Prudenti
goggylin January 27, 2014 at 09:11 PM
Another talented Yannelli !!How lucky your fellow computer users are to have someone as bright at you to share your knowledge with. Your grandparents were always talking of your computer ability even when you were so young and looks like they will continue to do so. Congradulation Ryan. Linda Seitz
Kelly Noeldechen January 28, 2014 at 02:51 PM
Thank you, Ryan for all of your hard work and dedication in Webmasters Club! Computer programming is an important yet very difficult skill to learn and we are lucky to have an expert among us. Ms. Noeldechen
Dorothy Johnson February 03, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Inspiring talented young man with a bright future ! Another great job ! Web maintained by Ryan maxedoutdp.com

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