Hour of Code 2015
~Special Edition of "apPLE for the teacher"~
Hour of Code 2015 - WORLDWIDE
Breaking the Code
Minecraft. Star Wars. Frozen. Angry Birds. Flappy Bird. What do these things have in common? Well, I'm sure by now many of you are familiar with the annual Hour of Code. This is something that more and more teachers and engaging in to introduce and spark interest in computer programming. Code.org and various others do a fantastic job of providing an opportunity for kids to learn to "speak" in code. The result? A super cool way to get kids and adults excited about computer programming! The aforementioned movies and games are among this year's themes for programming and I've linked them toward the end of the newsletter. Enjoy!!
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. ANYONE, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. It's easy and it's fun!
Bonus - coding works beautifully on tablets.
If you plan to code in your class, in the comments section, list your name, subject, school and what day and time you will do the Hour of Code. I want to swing by your class and participate in the fun!
- Click HERE to sign up for your event
- Find a local volunteer to help during your Hour of Code
- Follow this how-to guide for teaching one Hour of Code
- Click HERE to download a digital PDF of the Bitsbox Starter Coding kit
- Find Teach-Led Hour of Code Lesson Plans here
- Inspire students by showing them these videos
Don't just play on your tablet, program it!
Click the awesomeness below to jump into coding!!
The Hour of Code is here