2017 Hour of Code @Delran

Celebrating Computer Science Education Week December 4-10

What is Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. This activity can be done anytime during Computer Science Education Week, which celebrates Rear Admiral Grace Hopper's birthday.

With 71% of STEM jobs in computing and only 8% of college graduates majoring in computer science, New Jersey must provide opportunities for educating our children. Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity, all important skills for many of the jobs of today and jobs that will be available in the future. There are 21,235 computing jobs in New Jersey. Delran students can lead the way! DHS offers both CP Computer Science and AP Computer Science and all K-8 students have computer skill development in their cycle courses.

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.

Hour of Code Activities @Delran High School

All Freshmen and Sophomores will participate in online Hour of Code tutorials during a special Activity Schedule on Friday, December 8.

Juniors and Seniors interested in participating can request a pass to the Media Center during lunch or study hall periods during the week.

MakerBot demonstrations will take place in the cafeteria during all lunch periods on Friday, December 8.

Hour of Code Activities @Delran Middle School

Each team at DMS organizes time for every student to participate in online Hour of Code tutorials during the week.

Students currently scheduled in a cycle class with Mr. Brody or Mrs. Csapo have additional Hour of Code activities during that class.

Hour of Code Activities @Delran Intermediate School

All DIS Students participate in online coding tutorials in two special area classes: Library and Computers.

All homeroom teachers have the opportunity to sign out a Chromebook cart and have their class participate in additional online Hour of Code tutorials throughout the week.

Hour of Code Activities @Millbridge

Millbridge students participate in multiple online and "unplugged" coding activities, including:

  • In Library, kindergartners will complete unplugged activities by "coding" a sequence of dance moves related to the book "Spunky Little Monkey." First and second graders will complete online coding activities and view "bot" demonstrations.
  • In PE, students practice spatial thinking, design and engineering skills by building structures with Imagination Playground.
  • In Art, students create glyphs and transformed numerical sequence data determined by dice rolls into artistic representations.

  • In Music, students create musical compositions using instruments, made of assorted tubes at various lengths/widths. Students also experiment with musical coding on Scratch, Jr.

In addition, 2nd grade teachers have the opportunity to sign out a Chromebook cart and have their class participate in one of the Hour of Code tutorials geared for younger elementary students.

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Delran Schools STEM Program Co-Coordinators

Mrs. Hutchinson, Supervisor of Mathematics

Mrs. DeMichele, Supervisor of Science