It’s no secret that kids like playing video games. But maybe what kids don’t know is that creating a video game is just as fun.
That’s what some students at C.O. Greenfield School in the Roosevelt School District are finding out with their new computer programming class. Students are getting a chance to write computer code as part of the program.
In some instances, students are even getting a chance to create their own basic games using materials such as card board and tin foil, along with their programming skills.
This is all part of teacher Grant Smith’s computer programming class at Greenfield. As a matter of fact, Mr. Smith’s class is one of the few classes in the state doing this kind of computer code writing.
“If you can read and write, then you can program,” said Mr. Smith.
Smith added that learning computer languages can open the door to other careers. As Smith noted, Microsoft founder Bill Gates started programming at the age of 13.
Some of the students in Mr. Smith’s class at Greenfield are only 11.
Greenfield Principal Stuart Starky acknowledges that the all-around excitement and enthusiasm from the computer coding classes transfers over to other school subjects.
So the next time you see your kids playing video games, you might want to ask them if they would like to learn how to program those games also.