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Hour of Code 2020!

Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Code.org was started by Hadi Partovi who was born in Iran and came to the US when he was 12 years old. In the first two years that he launched "Hour of Code" around 200 million people around the world participated, including then President Barack Obama. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

CCSD15 Code Along!

If you missed our Facebook Live CodeAlong on 12/8, you can re-watch it and code with the Department of Instructional Tech and Communication dept.

Student Coding Website

If you're on your CCSD15 Chromebook, you'll now see an awesome resource website for you to get started on Coding in your Quicklinks. To find your Quicklinks, open a Chrome tab and look in the upper left hand corner. You'll find the Hour of Code student website there! You must be logged in to your CCSD15 account to use this resource. Parents, guardians, and family members can create their own account at code.org to learn more about coding and get creating!

Some Favorite Coding Resources and Robots

In our Facebook Live Code-Along event, we were asked for some of our favorite coding sites that were NOT Code.org. Here are a few we like!

Code Combat

Google Applied Digital Skills



Here are some coding devices and games that we like that extend you past just direct coding on a website:




Makey Makey

Raspberry Pi

Robot Turtles board game

CodeMaster board game

Troubleshooting Help?

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Need support?

If you are having issues with a student Chromebook (won't charge, won't start up, login issues) please contact your student's teacher or school office. They will be able to properly route you to the best assistance. Please remember that restarting your student's Chromebook is also a great way to do some basic troubleshooting at home. Click here for a quick video on how to restart your Chromebook!
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