Hour of Code, ICT and STEM Skills Projects at SIS@ Vung Tau

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Hour of Code, ICT and STEM Skills Projects at SIS@ Vung Tau

This semester, students in our ICT classes have been learning about Microsoft Office, computer coding, keyboarding, mobile APP making and computer-aided design (CAD) in our updated ICT Labs running Microsoft Windows 10.

Students in ICT classes from Year 1 and upwards will be participating in an Hour of Code at SIS next week from Monday, December 4th until Friday, December 8th. Students will be doing the Hour of Code during their ICT lessons. Students will be learning and applying their computer science knowledge and 21st century skills during this event.

What is Hour of Code? It is a global event that occurs during Computer Science Week each December which has grown to 100,000,000 Million students participating in over 181 countries.  The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

What is Coding? Computer coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, popular mobile apps and websites which has become an important skill for students to learn during ICT. After the successful completion of Hour of Code, each student will receive an Hour of Code Certificate of Participation.

Developing ICT, STEM and Future Work Skills – ICT Students in Year 5 have been learning about architecture and using AUTODESK’s CAD/CAM software while Year 6 have been developing mobile and SMART Apps with Android software. Student work will be featured in a STEM Fair and Expo later in the school year 2018. These particular skills are invaluable for the development of each of our students at SIS in order to prepare them for future work and careers, as well as to further the national priorities of ICT and STEM education in Vietnam.

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