Tech Bytes

Carthage ISD Technology Department December 2015

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The Hour of Code is back!

Computer Science Education Week is Dec. 7-11. This would be a great time to host an Hour of Code with your students. It's something different and something fun. Help introduce your students to computer programming by using the Hour of Code website. You do not have to be a computer programmer yourself. Click here to learn how to run an hour of code for your students. The Hour of Code is for all grade levels with tutorials based on many fun themes for children such as Star Wars or Frozen. Try it and have fun!

Free December webinars

Technology Staff

Annette Johnson--Technology Director

Debby Simpson--Administrative Assistant

Richard Sullivan--Network Administrator

Terry Caudle--Systems Administrator

Mark Baisden--Technology Specialist

Martin Martinez--Technology Specialist

Message from the Director

If you haven't tried the Hour of Code, I highly recommend introducing it to your students. Over 143 million students world wide have tried an Hour of Code. But, why is this important to our students?


Computer Science is a top paying college degree. Projections show that by the year 2020, there will be 1 million more jobs in Computer Science than students. This could be a huge opportunity for any student interesting in coding. You do not have to know a thing about coding yourself. Check out www.code.org today. This website has some wonderful links to coding games for your students.


Have a wonderful December!

Annette Johnson