Students Breaking the Code in Education

This week is "Hour of Code" week, a national movement to encourage kids of all ages to learn computer programming, also called coding. The public schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are diving into the deep end of coding; making sure students are exposed to the roots of technology.

At Maya Angelou Elementary School in Miami, they have a talking robot named Cody. The fourth-graders have learned to program Cody to speak, walk, wave his arms, and even to do Tai-Chi moves.

A crash course in coding is available at www.hourofcode.org. Schools are using the website's lessons, which use characters from the Disney movie “Frozen,” to get kids started. "It's allowing our boys and girls to have this wonderful opportunity to expand their horizons, to think creatively," said Adrena Williams, principal at Maya Angelou....