Bozeman students make time for an “Hour of Code”

Posted at 3:28 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 17:46:52-05

BOZEMAN – Sixty classrooms and more than 2,000 students in Bozeman are taking part in what’s being called an Hour of Code.

Hour of Code is an international event to teach kids about computer science while integrating it into their education.

Montana Representative Greg Gianforte went to Emily Dickinson Elementary School to talk about his past work with coding and computer science. Gianforte met with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-grade students to tell them the importance of learning more technology.

“This is really inspirational to see these young kids mastering the machine,” said Gianforte. “There isn’t an industry where computers are not important and it is so important that we introduce kids at this age. They are not just gonna be users of computers but they actually can teach the computer what to do.”

Nearly 200 classes statewide are participating in Hour of Code this week.

Reporting by Mederios Babb for MTN News