What is Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a learning event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week. This year it is from Dec. 3 - 9. During this event students will be given opportunities to learn some computer coding through games and activities. It is hoped that every student will have done an hour of coding during the week.
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Hour of Code is from December 3 - 9.
Hour of Code (handout)
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3 - 9). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code is a statement that Wes Hosford School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.
This is a chance to change the future of education in Elk Island Public Schools.
See http://hourofcode.com/ca for details, and help spread the word.