Students at a Coeur d'Alene Middle School had the opportunity to try computer coding this week for a worldwide event.
?Computers are not very smart,? Dale Johnson, sixth grade teacher at Woodland Middle School said. ?The thing that makes computers be smart is the humans behind it.?
Johnson brought the ?Hour of Code? event to Woodland Middle School this week. All 800 students were able to take part. Johnson asked math teachers to set aside one hour this week and do the tutorial. The event encourages students to try programming in the hope that they'll pursue computer science classes in high school and beyond.
?A lot of the things we do in our normal everyday life involves using computers and programming and these kids are going to see a lot of things with computer and programming in the future,? Johnson said.
A one hour tutorial shows even the newest learners what it means to code. As of Thursday night, nearly 70 million in over 180 countries had tried Hour of Code. Johnson said it's not as hard as it looks.