In North Kingstown, coding in the classroom

Students at Stony Lane Elementary hone their tech skills through Code.org initiative, Hour of Code

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — A red bird flaps across the screen of Hannah McHaile's Stony Lane Elementary School laptop. With a quick switch of coding commands, the 10-year-old makes the fowl yellow and flying through snow-covered brick chimney stacks.
Scratch that, the bird now has to navigate through a sunset sky and floating green pipes. It's her game — and with delight, she tells it how to run.

Stony Lane is one of 25 Rhode Island schools participating in Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative by the nonprofit organization, Code.org, to increase student interest in coding and computer science. Local events are organized by Tech Collective, the state's information technology and bioscience industry association.


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