Friday, December 4, 2015

The Hour of Code is here!

December 7-13, 2015 is Computer Science Education Week. Code.org has created tutorials for students ages 4-104 to practice programming skills in an engaging format. You do not need a complete hour and you do not need to only participate during this week! This link will give you more information and links about the Hour of Code. You can also see a map depicting participation in this world-wide event! Visit https://hourofcode.com/us to find out more.

The tutorials include many themes familiar to students and provide videos for instruction. Visit https://code.org/learn to try and create lines of code to achieve each tutorial's presented challenge. How many levels can you move through? How many lines of code can you create? Have fun and happy coding!




Taken from https://csedweek.org/about:

In July 2013, the first "Hour of Code"themed CSEdWeek reached over 15 million students and over 35,000 events across 167 countries.

In January of 2014, the executive committee of Computing in the Core Voted unanimously to maintain the Hour of Code theme as the centerpiece of the week, and for Code.org to continue shepherding this open grassroots celebration of computer science.

One year later, in January of 2015, the Hour of Code reached 100 million "hours served," making the Hour of Code and CS Education Week the largest education campaign in history.