Hour of Code

Hour of Code – December 5 – December 9, 2016

What is The Hour of Code?

“It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.” (Weebly.com)

Hour of Code Website:   https://hourofcode.com/us

Why are we participating in The Hour of Code?

-Children who learn introductory computer science show improved math scores. -90% of K-12 schools in the U.S. do not teach computer science. -Software jobs outnumber students 3-to-1.  The gap is 1 million jobs over 10 years. -In many countries (including China, the United Kingdom and Australia), computer science is—or soon will be—required. -Anyone can learn the basics, starting in elementary school, but fewer than  10% of students (and just 4% of female students,3% of students of color) take  computer science classes. (Weebly.com)

Carlin Springs Activities for Students

Brain Pop:  https://www.brainpop.com/computerscienceandcoding/

-Code Monkey

-Blockly Maze

-Run Marco / Run Sophia

-Tynker Sketch Racer

Weebly:   http://hourofcode.weebly.com/3-choose-activities.html

Computer Science Learn:   https://csedweek.org/learn