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Computer Science Education

The San Jacinto Technology Institute focus on computer science education extends all school year. 
On campus enrichment labs include opportunties for students to interact with robots, drones, and green screen technology. Learning to code has never been easier - students can access through Clever, or by clicking one of the Hour of Code links on this webpage.
Careers in Computer Science - videos
Visit XELLO in Clever to add computer science related careers to your career interests!
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Hour of Code
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This year two new themes have been added to Hello World! Explore, play, create with block coding in SOCCER or in SPACE!
Go even further with these Hour of Code activities:
  • NASA’s Space Jam: Create a solar system that really rocks! Program planets to make music, creating your own musical solar system, complete with spacey melodies.  Appropriate for grades 2 and up.
  • 3D Space Invaders: Code the classic Space Invaders game in 3D while learning about the basics of game development, including fundamental programming concepts like loops, conditionals, and keyboard events. Appropriate for grades 2 and up.
  • Minecraft Escape Estate: Solve puzzles to escape from Dr. Breakowski's mysterious mansion in the new Minecraft Hour of Code: Escape Estate. Use coding and computational thinking to unlock secrets, open trap doors, and reveal hidden clues! Appropriate for grades 2 and up.
  • Maps: In this universe, different maps are the backdrop for fun challenges with vehicles that obey your programs. To win, you will have to interpret each map and program not only the movements, but adapt to the unexpected! Appropriate for grades 9 and up.