BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Some Biloxi students could be designing the video games of the future. Our Lady of Fatima Elementary started a visual programming course this year for third through sixth graders.
The students use an online program called Scratch to develop their own video games.
They're creating the characters and writing the language to make them move. They get to apply math, science and problem solving skills in a fun, interactive way.
The lessons could also lead to careers in technology.
"If we give them the toolbox early, then they're comfortable and they're ready to move into the job force in technology today," said Principal Cindy Hahn. "When these children get into the job force, no telling what technology will be like."
The computer programming course is located in the school's new technology lab. A parent helped equip the lab by donating 40 Chromebooks and all the furniture.