Giving children a chance to solve problems and acquire a valuable skills is the idea behind an Hour of Code – and fun from Disney’s “Frozen” as a part of the exercise.

An Hour of Code - and Fun From Disney's "Frozen"

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The theme of this year’s Hour of Code is intended to inspire more children to become interested in learning code.  The free afternoon event is helping children look into a field that is a needed 21st century skill as well as strategy for learning problem solving.

The event in New Jersey was hosted by Cowerks.  Bret Morgan, founder of Cowerks, said “”It’s becoming a necessity. Even if you had no intention of pursuing it, you should at least have an exposure to the language of programming. It’s part of being a well-rounded individual. Just as you might learn a foreign language or read the classics, but because it is so accessible and in such widespread use, you’d find code helps in all sorts of job fields.”

By using the characters from “Frozen”, organizers hoped to reatin the interest of the children and add some fun to the event

 

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