In the Library...

December 2015

Hour of Code- Innovative...Teaching 21st Century Skills

Next week (December 7-13, 2015) is the Hour of Code. Use that week as a reason to inspire students to get involved with Computer Science through Hour of Code activities.


Students will be participating in the Hour of Code in the library next week but the more they participate the better. You do not have to sign in to try it.

The Hour of Code is here
For the Hour of Code this year, www.code.org is releasing Star Wars and Minecraft , combined with last year's Frozen themed coding practice. To get involved go to the website (linked above), click "Try it", choose your coding challenge and "Go" - that's all. It's that simple. If you want to be a little more prepared click on "Teacher's Notes" for an intro video, lesson plans and extension activities. Hour of Code activities can be used on any computer and is also accessible on a tablet.



Please do not limit your students to just one hour or only doing it for the Computer Science Education Week. Just like #GeniusHour is really not a set time.


Students will love Minecraft Hour of Code.

Jennifer Tierney - Beeechwood Elementary Library/Media Specialist

Teaching 21st Century standards in reading,

research and technology

to raise student achievement and

create life-long readers and learners.