Club Fuels Students’ Love of Technology

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Tech-savvy students are getting the opportunity to try their hand at coding using different computer languages thanks to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s Coding Club. With attendance ranging from 20-25 students, the Coding Club meets every Tuesday throughout the school year under the advisement of business teacher Diana LaSpina.

Members spend the first half of the meeting working together on a project and break away for their free time during the second half. They have participated in Hour of Code and are currently learning JavaScript in the Khan Academy. Students use resources such as Coding Wizards, Code.org and Dojo to build their coding knowledge.

“The Coding Club gives students an opportunity to fuel their love of technology and coding outside of the classroom,” Ms. LaSpina said. Each time they complete a new skill, they get a badge and certificate to show their coding progression.