It's Computer Science Education Week and it’s time for Hour of Code 2022! This year, we want to see students explore, play, and create with computer science—and Hour of Code has plenty of activities to get them started.

Even though there are a lot of computer science jobs that go unfilled, the majority of schools in the US don't teach computer science, only 35% of schools in the nation teach Computer Science classes.  Los Nietos Middle School STEAM Academy is one of the few middle schools that teach classes in Computer Science.  LNMS STEAM Academy has 2 Computer Science elective classes! Our semester long Coding class, taught by Ms. Chavez, offers students a chance to learn to code a websitecreate a video game and participate in our Project Lead the Way's - App Creator curriculum.   Our year-long MESA class, taught by Ms. Ramirez, has student participating in Project Lead the Way's - Computer Science for Innovators and makers curriculum.  For a small school we have a lot going on in the STEAM fields. 

But first, a special Hour of Code message from NASA at the International Space Station!

Just like the folks from NASA, you can explore space in our new Space themed Hello World activity! Or, if you’re caught up in World Cup fever, try out Hello World soccer style!

Braves across campus will be celebrating Computer Science Week 2022 by participating in a variety of technology driven activities. Students can use the Hour of Code and Khan Academy websites to learn more about coding.  Check out these links to some fun dance party videos that our LNMS students coded in the past.

Eight new songs have been added to Dance Party this year:

  • “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé
  • “As It Was” by Harry Styles
  • “2 Be Loved” by Lizzo
  • “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto
  • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
  • “Sunroof” by Nicky Youre and dazy
  • “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar
  • “Tacones Rojos” by Sebastian Yatra

Don't miss out on the awesome lineup of activities, tutorials, and more that have been prepared for the week by our friends at Hour of Code. 

Click one of the links below to try your hand at coding.