An Hour of Code for Every Student!

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The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize and/or participate in an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104!  https://hourofcode.com/ca

What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed for anyone interested in learning to code. No experience needed! Anyone at any age can learn the basics. There are lots of tutorials and activities to help you get started. Hour of Code is a grassroots campaign supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Why?
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By introducing code to even the youngest students, we are giving them a foundation for success for future careers.
How to teach on Hour of Code

Everything you need to get started can be found here. You can also organize an Hour of Code event at your school or in your community!

What devices should my students use for the Hour of Code?

Code.org tutorials work on all devices and browsers. You can see more information about Code.org’s tutorial tech needs here. Tech needs for non-Code.org tutorials can be found on code.org/learn in the tutorial specific description. Code.org also offers unplugged activities if your school can’t accommodate the tutorials.     https://hourofcode.com/ca
You do not need devices for every student  you can join wherever you are with whatever you have.
Ideas for students to participate in the Hour of Code:
  • Work in pairs. Research shows students learn best with pair programming, sharing a computer and working together. Encourage your students to double up.
  • Use a projected screen. If you have a projector and screen for a Web-connected computer, your entire group can do an Hour of Code together. Watch video portions together and take turns solving puzzles or answering questions.
  • Go unplugged. We offer tutorials that require no computer at all.     https://hourofcode.com/ca

AMDSB Grade 2 student participating in the Hour of Code:

If you and your students are participating in the Hour of Code we’d love to hear from you! Share your experiences on your blog and let us know! If you have any questions or would like support please leave a comment below or contact Leigh Cassell by email.

Happy Coding!

 

Information in italics above was taken directly from the Hour of Code website. 

One thought on “An Hour of Code for Every Student!

  1. Great minds think alike, Leigh. I signed up my Grade 2 class last week. I think this is my fourth year of coding with seven year olds, and I encourage every primary teacher to make time for a coding experience. You will learn, they will learn.

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