This December many teachers and school technology specialists in Granite School District will be leading Hour of Code activities with their students. As part of Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative designed to provide a one hour introduction to coding and computer science for students around the world, increasing access and exposure to this important field. In December 2013, over 15 million students participated in Hour of Code activities, and this year the organization’s goal is to reach over 100 million students during the week of December 8-14, 2014.
If you are a teacher who would like to do an hour of code activity with your students, you can start with this How to Teach One Hour of Code guide for ideas, resources, and tutorials for your students. Code.org, the sponsor of the Hour of Code, provides a collection of coding tutorials and activities for students of all ages and experience levels – including “unplugged” coding activities for classrooms without devices. The Hour of Code is not limited to the K-12 classroom, however. Interested students can also access these tutorials and participate in Hour of Code on their own, and parents can use these resources to do an Hour of Code activity with their children. Adults interested in getting experience with coding are also invited and encouraged to participate.
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