Forestville Central School looking to the future

FORESTVILLE – The Hour of Code has been a worldwide sensation among students and teachers alike.

Forestville Central School is looking to get onboard and teach The Hour of Code to all its students.

“I am really psyched about it,” Forestville School Board President Sylvester Cleary said during a recent special meeting. “This is the way of the future.”

Cleary took the course himself and enjoyed it very much. Several of the Technology Club students have already taken it and they did not want to get off the computer.

“A lot of kids learn visually,” Cleary said. “This is like a game.”

The Hour of Code shows students how to write code and create programs. Notable technology celebrities like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg promote the course.

Board member Rodney Rogers has been working on getting the students more active in technology for a few years now and is finally seeing it all start to pay off.

“Science and computer programs are really important,” he said. “We need to start getting the elementary grades into this. They can do this.”

Cleary knows children nowadays are into the instant gratification.

“You get instant feedback after you take the course,” he said.

The notion is everyone can be their own programmer and the wave of the future is at your fingertips.

“The sky is the limit,” Cleary said. “It is mind-boggling.”