Hour of Code
President Obama asks America to learn computer science
What is Hour of Code?
On December 12, millions of kids all over the world will participate in Hour of Code activities. It is a one hour introduction to computer science designed to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding. Our students will be learning what it means to code and use apps to practice coding and programming. They will read about robots, program holiday lights on the National Christmas Tree, and create code to make a dinosaur to do all sorts of tricks. We're sure they'll be excited about coding so be sure to go to the links below (click on the words) to have your child continue coding all through the year!
Even Anna and Elsa have joined in the fun! Today only 0.4% of female college freshmen plan to major in computer programming. Getting girls to see themselves in the role of programmer will allow them to share their creativity, ideas, and interests with the world. One fun way to do this is to visit this site below and help program Anna and Elsa. Be sure to watch the awesome video, too! (Information from madewithcode.org)
Frozen - Hour of Code Introduction
Great Coding Apps for the iPad
Track Santa and Learn to Code!
I found this last night on Twitter while checking out the #hourofcode hashtag and had to include it...kids can learn to code while tracking Santa's sleigh! https://santatracker.google.com/#village