Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is AWESOME……
Each December all students learn how to CODE in the Computer Lab!
Go BEYOND an Hour of Code
We live in a world surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and everybody can benefit from learning the basics.
Did you know:
- Software jobs outnumber students 3-to-1. The gap is 1 million jobs over 10 years- and these are some of the highest paying jobs.
- 90% of schools in the US do not teach computer science.
- In many countries, it’s required (China, Vietnam, Estonia. Soon UK, Australia)
- The basics can be learned by anybody, starting in elementary school. But fewer than 10% of students try. Only 2% are women. 1% are students of color.
Programming literacy is going to be key to your child’s future.
The largest learning event in history
While your children will have the opportunity to participate at school, I encourage you to participate, in two ways:
1) As a student – set aside an hour in December to learn the basics yourself either at home or work.
2) In your community – the Hour of Code campaign isn’t only for students, and you can help introduce others in your community to computer science – whether in an after-school club, a church, a veterans group, etc.
Click here for a printable flyer: Hour of Code flyer
See http://hourofcode.org for details. Sign up to participate!
These are some of the projects we are doing during our HOUR OF CODE week. Try them out by clicking on the pictures below.
Create your own game and share it with friends.
(4th-6th Graders can log into Google Classroom and share with their class. The TOP 3 projects will be posted here next week!)