Berman Students Interface with Amazon Programmers

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Berman Hebrew Academy’s fifth-grade students had the great fortune to visit Amazon's Tech headquarters in Virginia this month as part of Hour of Code, a global movement comprising over 700 million participants. Students learned about the field of computer coding directly from Amazon programmers, including one who codes Alexa to respond to user questions about holidays like Chanukah, and another who helps code Alexa’s shopping interface in Israel.

Students were also able to engage in a coding activity called Dance Party, where they programmed animated cartoon characters. Back at Berman, the learning continued with a day full of Hour of Code buddy projects for all lower school students, giving older students the chance to work with their little buddies and engage in learning across multiple platforms.