Would you like to introduce your students to the concept of programming computers? Do you and your students not have any background in computer programming? The Hour of Code is an initiative that enables you to introduce your students to programming concepts even if your students are absolute beginners. Below is a promotional video.
This week is national Computer Science Education Week and you will see a link to the Hour of Code on google.com underneath the search box. the Hour of Code is an initiative to get 10 million students introduced to writing computer code.
How do I do it?
There is a website (code.org/educate/hoc) where there are currently 30 tutorials available to teachers to use with beginning students kindergarten through 12th grade.
You can participate in some of the tutorials without any access to computers.
However, the easiest way to get started is to look at the site, pick an online tutorial, and have your students work in groups with computers or tablets in your classroom, or take your students to a computer lab.
- Hour of the Code (p369tech.wordpress.com)
- Hour of Code event encourages students to learn programming, with help from tech giants (digitaltrends.com)
- Got an Hour to Code? Make Time Next Week (cogdogblog.com)
- Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co’s Come Together To Launch Computer Science Education Push (techcrunch.com)