Melanie Yingst: With Chromebooks on their laps, more than 45 Miami East Elementary School students were working diligently well after school was dismissed for the day in the popular after-school program called Code Club.
Miami East Elementary fourth-grade teacher Matt Roth said the Code Club was born three years ago after discussions with other teachers about 21st century learning and the growing demand for computer sciences.
The club meets once a week.
Students work on coding applications and also learn how to program robots as part of their after-school activities.
Fourth graders Bianca Stevens, Preston Duff and Emily Zawalich joined the Code Club to learn how to code.
It’s their first year in the club.
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