Getting Ready for the Hour of Code Computer Science Education Week: December 3 - 7, 2018

What is 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.

How can I get involved??

Start by signing up NOW to Host an Hour of Code Event!

During Computer Science Education Week thousands of educators, internationally, sign up to host Hour of Code events. It's free to register and just let's the world know YOU are exposing your students to at least one hour of Computer Science.

Check out this video to get started!

When will the Hour of Code take place?

Every day during the week of December 3rd- 9th, internationally schools introduce students to an hour of Computer Science.

Are you ready for the Hour of Code in your school or district?

here is a Few Ways to participate in the Hour of Code

Start with the Hour of Code Planning Guide!

Check out all the activity guides specifically for your grade level

Choose an activity

We provide a variety of fun, student-guided tutorials for all age groups and experience levels. Students do the activities on their own, though many activities include lesson plans for teachers (you'll see the link when you click the activity) to guide discussion or extend the activity.

Here's just a few of the activities available for students k-12th grades!

Start with a Video or Inspirational Speaker

Invite a local volunteer to inspire your students by talking about the breadth of possibilities in computer science. There are thousands of volunteers around the world ready to help with your Hour of Code through either a classroom visit or video chat with your students!

Show an inspirational video:

  • The original Code.org launch video, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and NBA star Chris Bosh. (There are 1 minute, 5 minute, and 9 minute versions available)
  • Find more inspirational resources and videos.

It’s okay if both you and your students are brand new to computer science. Here are some ideas to introduce your Hour of Code activity:

  • Explain ways that technology impacts our lives, with examples both boys and girls will care about (talk about saving lives, helping people, connecting people, etc.).
  • As a class, list things that use code in everyday life.
  • See tips for getting girls interested in computer science here.

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Professional Development Opportunities

During the CSEW:

This week, you will find lots of webinars, Periscopes and Twitter Chats specifically focused on how to bring Computer Science to your classroom, school & district.

  • Check out #HourofCode for check out what's happening virtually.
  • Go to https://csedweek.org/ to learn more that happening across the country this week.

If you are looking for some face-to-face fun...

  • Check out the Apple Store for Hour of Code Workshops for students, parents and teachers!
  • Check out the Microsoft Stores for Specific workshops for teachers geared towards using CS and Minecraft in your classroom!

Have any questions, comments or concerns about Hour of Code in aldine?

Contact your campus Digital Learning Specialist, your campus ILS or Shaina Glass, Computer Science/STEM Coordinator at snglass@aldineisd.org for assistance.


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