Hour of Code

Penn Elementary

What is it?

“The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.” -Code.org

Why?

Four of the most important 21st Century skills are creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Learning coding builds problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In addition, students are able to express their creativity as they design and code their very own programs.
What Most Schools Don't Teach

Who?

It can be for anyone. Taking part can be done at school, during before/after school programs, at home with parents and much more.

When

April 4th-8th students will be introduced to Kodable during their library time. However, they can continue to work on Kodable in their classrooms and at home. Check out the resources below for more opportunities for students to learn coding.

Penn's Introduction to Coding Resource

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More Coding Resources

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Scratch Jr is a free app available for both IOS and Android. It is a simpler version than the full version of Scratch. Scratch Jr. uses block coding to create programs.
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Hopscotch is an IOS app. It utilizes block coding like Scratch Jr. There are many tutorials within the Hopscotch app. It is more advanced than Scratch Jr. It may be better suited for middle to upper elementary students.
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Code.org puts on the Hour of Code each year. There are a variety of coding resources available on the site.