Coding and computer skills in general are becoming more and more important, as computational thinking helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. Technology is currently transforming every industry on the planet and we are sure that an early foundation creates the best conditions for success in any 21st-century career path.
At Vienna International School (VIS), we harness learning and teaching technologies to support inquiring, inspired and involved lifelong learners. Empowering our student community to become digitally fluent, as well as offering authentic learning experiences, is part of our commitment within the Learning via Technology platform.
The annual Hour of Code event is part of the Learning via Technology platform at VIS, representing an important introduction to computer science designed to demystify coding and show that any student can learn the basics of coding.
The Hour of Code week was a simple and fun way to introduce our students to computer science. From Monday, 29 November to Friday, 3 December, Primary and Secondary School students had the opportunity to choose from different activities. While some students looked into programming concepts like basic debugging, loops, conditionals, some others and the younger ones especially - played game-based Hour of Code activities. The most important goal of the week was for students of all ages to learn that computer science is fun, and one can start at any age, in any classroom, even if one doesn't have a computer.