Eduspire Graduate Course - Ipads in Education
HOUR OF CODE - December 7-13 (but I am booking through Dec. 22)
Here is a little about the Hour of Code organization. Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.
Annually this organization sponsors an hour of code. This year there are a variety of quick activities to introduce students to coding K-12. I have been scheduling classes across the district to participate in this activity. I am working out to December 22 so if you would like to give it a try with your classes, just let me know. You book the lab and I will be there to get the students in and coding. The great thing is that it teaches students the vocabulary and skills associated with programming in an engaging and fun way. It makes learning a game. I found it very addicting when I worked through a few of the activities.Below are the various activities available for the Hour of Code. Hour of Code site click here. You will notice that when you go to this site there is a tab called Beyond the Hour which has additional activities for students to do at home and/or school. There is a tab called Code Studio which has coding courses for students to learn more. This site provides enrichment to students and takes them where schools typically don't go in the K-8 grades. There are activities all the way to grade 12. Please let me know if you do an activity with your class so I can stop by and take some pictures for a future blog.