Hour of Code

Hour of code will take place during Computer Science week.

Computer Science Week, Dec 9-15th 2013 http://csedweek.org/learn2 I am hoping that some of my students will take place in this. This takes place in our last full week of school so most of our senior students are gone and many of the years 7-9 students are on a week’s bike ride, but I shall be encouraging those who remain behind to take part.

‘What’s an Hour of Code?’  according to the publicity?

It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

We’ll provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone. We’ll even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. No experience needed.

You can make a holiday card and view some of the activities here. View some of the video tutorials here. Some comments from the Scratch team To get started, check out our Scratch Hour of Code resources, which include a facilitator’s guide, , and a self-guided tutorial

Will your students or classes take part in this hour of code?

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