HOUR OF CODE
8th -14th December 2015
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is about engaging students in our digital world through coding.It encourages problem solving through computational thinking and the activities are lots of fun!
TRY THIS....Watch the tutorial video "Hour of Code-Introduction" to get understanding of what to do
Click on the link below the tutorial video to sample a simple coding task
How can I organise the "Hour of Code" in my classroom?
Plan your hardware needs—computers are optional
The best Hour of Code experience will be with Internet-connected computers. But you don’t need a computer for every child.
Here are a few options:
In your classroom: Use your laptops & ipads in rotation as part of your literacy groups-Students listen to the videos for instruction then read the further information to assist with each task to your students can take turns doing the Hour of Code throughout the week.
Work in pairs: This requires fewer computers, and
students collaborate to learn more.
On the board: Use your interactive white board- the entire
classroom can do an Hour of Code together on
the shared screen.
Go “unplugged:” “unplugged”tutorials are offered. These teach introductory principles of
computer science without an electronic device
If you are still interested.......
I am happy to organise something for you if you would like some support with this.
This is voluntary activity but it would a great experience for those grades (year 3 - 6) to
learn coding in a fun way.