Hour of Code

This one comes from Mike and Lynda.

“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better”
– Bill Gates

Next week is “Computer Science Education Week”. Code.org is putting on an “Hour of Code” to inspire K-12 students to learn about computer programming.

According to their site, “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.”

There are a number of online games/tutorials for various ages, some as young as 4 years. If you can spare an hour to expose kids to the foundations of all the technology that they love so much, check out some of the following links and let me know if you want to discuss them.

Computer Science Education Week

Tutorials

Find out more on the Hour of Code project and how you can use it in your classroom here.

– Mike

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