Elsa of Arendelle, from Disney’s “Frozen” movie, runs straight 100 pixels, turns right 90 degrees, and then repeats steps one and two three more times. The outcome? The princess ice skates in the shape of a square.
These are the very basics of computer science in block-based coding form that students are starting to learn at age 6.
Code.org, a nonprofit founded in 2013 to expand access to computer science and increase participation from women and minorities, works with computer developers to create software that uses the interface and characters from games and movies such as “Minecraft,” “Star Wars,” “Frozen,” and “Angry Birds” to teach computer science.