Guntersville students tackle a new skill in the classroom

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Students at Guntersville Middle School are getting a lesson that has the potential to open doors in their futures.

Students inside Mrs. Stapler's class hold iPads, and tap and prod their way into a whole new world.

"They're learning the basics of computer programming," Guntersville Middle School math teacher Celeste Stapler says, "They're playing games that give them the logic behind coding."

The school is participating in what is called 'Hour of Code'. The students will get a chance to work together on learning games - a partnership that's giving them a taste of what's out there for their futures.

"Hour of Code is just the first step in realizing the possibilities they have available to them when they graduate high school," Stapler says.

With every glance and tap as the kids work their way through the program, they're learning a new skill.

It's a skill they can take with them, and maybe, make their futures that much brighter.