CLARK, NJ - Students at Saint John the Apostle School have been participating in “Hour of Code” activities in recognition of Computer Science Education Week which runs throughout the week of December 9, 2019.
Working on code.org, the youngest students spent their technology class creating dance animations and Disney character games. The middle grades trained and tested a machine learning model which is a form of artificial intelligence to identify the difference between fish or trash. Information that could be used to clean up garbage from the ocean.
The upper grades decoded messages to learn about the process of encryption. Students learned that computational tools can dramatically increase the strength of algorithms, a necessity to protect privacy on the internet.
The code.org website is a free site with computer science activities for all ages and experience levels. School officials said the students really enjoy the work they did in school and were encouraged to play them at home with their families.
Saint John the Apostle School is a faith-centered academic community based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. They are committed to serve all regardless of race, nationality or religion. To prepare students to be responsible adults in an ever-changing world, their goal is to focus on academic excellence as well as instill spiritual, moral and social values. Call the school office at 732-388-1360 for additional information or visit their website at www.sjanj.org.
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