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Edmond High School Students Take Part In 'Hour Of Code'

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Right here in the classroom, over 100 students have dedicated an hour of their free time to coding, which equals $10,000 in grant money to Santa Fe High School. Right here in the classroom, over 100 students have dedicated an hour of their free time to coding, which equals $10,000 in grant money to Santa Fe High School.
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

President Obama, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have all supported Hour of Code, A global movement to teach students computer coding.

All week, millions of students have been looking into the power behind the computer, including one school in the metro.

Most of us use a computer every day. When we press a key or click the mouse, there's a series of hidden commands the computer follows.

How to design those commands? That's coding. And that's what's going on at Santa Fe High School in Edmond.

"Welcome to hour of code, all of you need to log in and go into Google Chrome," said computer science teacher Susan James.

Instructing students to log in has taken the place of "get out your pens and paper."

"Everything is going to be a computer, everything is going into computers," said senior Lucas Johns.

Lucas Johns is awake about 16 hours a day. The amount of hours spent on a computer or electronic device, 12.

"Doing homework, playing games, looking things up," Johns said.

Now one of those hours is being spent simplifying his hopeful career computer science.

"This class it started from the bottom and built up and made it a lot easier," Johns said.

Susan James is teaching students like Johns and Kelvin Leu the power of coding.

"It gives you a chance to see what's under the hood and what's running the apps on your smart phone," senior Kelvin Leu said.

"If you don't know how computers work, you are going to be at a disadvantage someday," James said.

Right here in the classroom, over 100 students have dedicated an hour of their free time to coding, which equals $10,000 in grant money to Santa Fe High School.

"Every job will have a computer and understanding this is very important," Johns said.

The week long program was created by code.org and backed by teachers everywhere.

"I love that Santa Fe offers computer science, I wish it was a requirement for graduation," James said.

According to ComputerScience.org, only 5 percent of high schools in the U.S. offer computer science.

At last count, global number of students participating in Hour of code, over 14 Million.

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