Chippewa Falls fifth-grade computer programming club taking off

The Chippewa Herald: It’s sort of like putting a puzzle together. But fifth-grade students at Hillcrest Elementary are learning storytelling techniques along with computer coding and programing at the same time.

“They really enjoy it,” said Sarah Radcliffe, technology integration coach for the Chippewa Falls School District and a district Google Guru.

She said the district’s first after-school computer coding-programming club has 14 students. The program is designed to give the students exposure to the concepts of computer science at a young age, allowing them to solve problems by getting the computer to do what they envision.

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