Computer Science Education Week

December 9-15 is computer science education week. You are invited to join the millions of people around and participate in the hour of code. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

There are multiple tools that you can select from to work with you students, K-12!

Code.org: The original website for hour of code. This website works on iPad and Mac and is appropriate for both elementary and secondary students. You can read about code.org’s hour of code initiative at https://hourofcode.com/us. Elementary classes have already been created and can be accessed through Clever. Secondary students can access at https://code.org where they can log in via Microsoft (AKA Westside Access).

Swift Playgrounds: For iPad, Apple’s Swift Playgrounds offer a great experience for upper elementary students. You can access the Swift Playground Hour of Code facilitator guide at: http://ow.ly/IQVN50xpvE8