Norge Elementary School students learned to code video games starring dragons, zombies and aliens who fight duels and go on adventures.
The Friday opportunity was part of an annual event called Hour of Code, which was created by Code.org to introduce kids to the world of programming, said Cindy Cattell, Norge Elementary School's computer resource teacher.
"The Hour of Code plays to their interests. They feel like they are playing a game," Cattell said.
Students got a behind-the-scenes look into the programming behind classic games like Star Wars and Minecraft. At the end of the lesson they created their own interactive games, said Virginia Greene, a Norge...