Participate in the Hour of Code™

Minecraft, eBooks & Unplugged Activities

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What is this all about?

As part of our library's effort to provide innovative programs, we will be joining a grassroots movement nationwide to provide students the opportunity to learn to code at school. What is innovative about our approach is that this program will blend STEM principles such as coding with literacy. We want students to read. We also want them to learn STEM. This program will do both. Students will read with a purpose by accessing our eBook series on coding.


“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming

What will students have access to?

Students will have access to


  • Minecraft EDU. This version will teach you the basics of Computer Science. The software will be available on desktop computers at the library.
  • Minecraft eBook series with "how-to" guides on coding. The eBooks are multi-user meaning all students may access them simultaneously. We have a total of eight titles.They are accessible by clicking here and selecting "Mason Crest." See the images below.


The library will also be hosting unplugged games. These activities will not require any technology use. Some examples of the activities include creating a binary bracelet and a relay programming game. Visit the library's website for dates and times for these activities. The schedule will be posted here.

What eBook titles are there?

Check out the amazing displays and decorations at the library!

Prizes

Yes, there will be plenty of prizes. All you need to do is participate!


All students who come to the library and use any of the resources mentioned in this bulleting and/or linked here will qualify to spin the wheel for a prize.


Additionally, any student caught reading our coding eBook series mentioned above will qualify to spin the wheel for a prize.


Prizes will also be made available during the unplugged activities.

When will this happen?

December 5th to the 14th inside the Library.

Do you have additional questions?

Stop by the Library if you have any questions or comments.