Today in the AT&T Classroom our Fishcreek third graders participated in the international Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement aimed at engaging tens of millions of students in 180+ countries around the world in coding. The goal of the event is to provide students with a one-hour introduction to computer science and show that anyone at any age can learn the basics of coding. In addition to an introduction to computer science, providing opportunities for children to learn coding skills also fosters children’s abilities for mathematical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving. Today the Fishcreek third graders explored Code Studio during their Hour of Code. Code Studio is a free web-based tool designed to introduce students to the basic elements of coding and programming in an engaging game-like context. Code Studio is free and accessible online along with several other coding resources at the Code.org site.