There has been a movement going on in Virginia Beach school this past week, students flocking to the computer lab in order to take part in one big event: The Hour of Code.
Hundreds of students across the city have participated in The Hour of Code, which is a grassroots campaign organized by Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools.
According to Code.org, the goal of The Hour of Code is to have tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. More than 77,000 Hour of Code events have been planned worldwide, including several right here in Virginia Beach.
Trantwood Elementary School and John B. Dey Elementary School expanded the Hour of Code activity for two weeks, and had all students (kindergarten through fifth-grade) participating in activities to build their computer coding competencies.
See below for the variety of schools that took part in this online endeavor. For more information, visit http://hourofcode.com/us