Introduction to Coding: The Hour of Code

Introduction to Coding: The Hour of Code

It’s December and you all know what that means. It is time for another Hour of Code!

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

This year, we are encouraging all WCS teachers to take an hour and have students (and teachers!) experience what it is like to code. The official Computer Science Education Week is December 7-13, but feel free to play, explore and learn any time!

To get started, check out https://hourofcode.com/us and https://code.org/

Rockbrook kindergarten teacher, Dustin Carlson has created this short video that will walk you though how to use Code.org in your classrooms.