Blake's Hour of Code

Join us this Friday, Dec. 13, 2014!

About the Hour of Code

Computer science is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more.… all of these things needed a computer scientist to help build them! (source: code.org)

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What Most Schools Don't Teach

How to Participate!

Today Blake is participating in the largest worldwide learning event to get kids interested in computer science and programming with the Hour of Code! You are all going to learn how to code today!


Here are some options to use on your iPad (Browser-based):


Sign in using your School Google Account. Choose one of the options from the HOUR of Code Section. Choose from Angry Birds, Frozen, Flappy Birds or Play in the Lab!


*If you're having trouble signing into Blake's HOC page, no worries, just go to studio.code.org that does not require a signin.



Download any one of these Free Apps:


For more ADVANCED Options:



Using a Computer's Browser:




Earn the " I did the Hour of Code" Sticker when you finish!

I DID THE HOUR OF CODE!

THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO SHARE!


  1. TEACHERS SNAP PHOTOS, SHORT VIDEOS AND TWEET USING THE HASHTAGS #MEDFIELD #HOUROFCODE

  2. ADVISORIES TAKE A GROUP SELFIE TO POST ON OUR BLAKE'S PADLET! ADD COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE CODING PROGRAM AND/OR WHAT WOULD YOU CREATE USING CODE?

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BEYOND THE HOUR OF CODE

AFTER SCHOOL CODING SMACKDOWN!

Continue coding and show off your code on the big screen!

Where: Blake's LMC

When: Tuesday, Dec. 16th & Wednesday, Dec. 17th 2:15-3:15


* Students, Parents and Staff are all welcome to join in!
Add your name to the google form to let us know if you may plan to attend. Click Here!


Spring After School Intramural- The Coding Club

Watch for the announcement for the next round of intramurals this Spring.

Mrs. Doolan and Ms. Horvath will be hosting a Coding Club on Thursdays!


Technovations Challenge for Girls!

Blake is looking to build a 4-5 member team of girls who are interested in helping the community AND building a mobile app! Read More If interested, please talk to Ms. Horvath, Ms. Allen or Mrs. Heim.


Coding & Robotics is coming to 8th Grade Science!

The Medfield Coalition recently approved a grant to purchase the Dash & Dot robots (as seen at the White House) which uses the Blockly coding program by Google.


8th Math and others will be exploring ways to integrate coding into the curriculum!


Want to Keep Coding.. Bookmark this page to access the Coding Activities. Studio.Code.org, GrokLearning and CodeSchool have online courses you can take! Try MIT's Scratch web-based program too (computer only at this time, look for an app soon)!


Consider Applying to Google's Summer of Code global Program (submit project ideas in February) Read more.