Hour of Code for Pinewood 2016

Why should you try coding? What can help you get started?

What is the Hour of Code and Why Should You Try it With Your Class?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.[1] ...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

How to teach the Hour of Code

All About The Hour of Code

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Some Say Computer Coding is the Next Essential Literacy

What are the benefits of coding and what standards does it cover?
Unplugging Coding

Just a few examples of content covered:
Grade 1: describing location using positional language
Grade 2: describing relative locations and paths of motion
Grade 3: describing movement on a grid map; recognizing transformations
Grade 4: describing location using a grid system; performing and describing reflections
Grade 5: locating objects using the cardinal directions; performing and describing translations
Grade 6: performing and describing rotations; plotting points in the first quadrant
Grade 7: performing and describing dilatations; tiling a plane; plotting points in all four quadrants
Grade 8: plotting the image of a point on the coordinate plane after applying a transformation