HOUR OF CODE AT LIBERTY OAKS

DECEMBER 8-14, 2014

The Tech Team would like to invite you to participate in the "Hour of Code" at Liberty Oaks. The Hour of Code is a global event including tens of millions of students across the world.


This is an opportunity to try something new.... NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! There are one-hour tutorials for all ages.

The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE

WHAT IS CODE?

Code is the program instructions that people create and use in computer science.


"Computer science is the art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase our power. Computer scientists work in 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."

WHY SHOULD WE LEARNING CODING?

From coding, kids learn:


  1. Digital literacy
  2. Problem-solving skills
  3. How to create websites, apps, computer programs, calculators, etc.
  4. Career skills*


*Over the next 10 years it is estimated there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences and only 400,000 graduates qualified to do them.



Coding also stimulates design & creativity and strengthens math skills.

WHEN IS THE HOUR OF CODE?

Any time that works for your class between December 8th - 14th

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN HOUR OF CODE?

Read "Quick Tips for Educators" at http://code.org/learn


Have students complete tutorial(s) at http://studio.code.org/


Different "Courses" are for different grades:

Course 1 is recommended for K-1.

Course 2 is recommended for 2-5.

Course 3 is recommended for 4-5.

There are also "Fun for Everybody" activities.


Tutorials for Studio.code.org

Watch Courses video

Read Teacher/Student sign-up directions

OTHER SUGGESTIONS!!

  • Pair up with your buddy class and match each younger student with an older student (Every 3rd-5th grader has a Chromebook that could be used).


  • Have students work together on computers or ipads





  • Talk with your Innovation and Learning Coach about ideas!

Hour of Code at Liberty Oaks Elementary

Monday, Dec. 8th, 7:45am to Friday, Dec. 12th, 2:45pm

8150 N Farley Ave

Kansas City, MO