Beach Elementary Students Teach Other Students

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Students were teachers for a day at Beach Elementary.

"At first I was really worried of how it will turn out, but then it was fun and went well,” said Emma Shockley, fifth grade student.

Shockley was one of the students who taught kindergarteners Thursday afternoon.

This week, all across the United States, kids are discovering the "Hour of Code."

The idea of the program is to use familiar games to help kids learn about computer code.

"I think it’s very important. It's a daily rotation. Every student is on the computer every day,” said Glenda Nouskhajian, Beach Elementary School Principal.

Earlier this week fifth graders learned the program and now, they are teaching it to the younger students.

The Bureau of Labor estimates America’s economy is adding 140,000 computer jobs a year. Software jobs are booming nationwide, yet program organizers say only a small percentage of schools in the United States teach computer science.

Some parents say teaching these courses is important.

"She has an interest in computers and that's how everything is going. And with the kindle and the IPads. I believe as she gets older it will help her,” said Leigh Holloway, Parent.

Reports show three of the four highest paying jobs are computer systems analysts, network and computer systems administrator and software developers.


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