What is Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a learning event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week. This year it is from Dec. 3 - 9. During this event students will be given opportunities to learn some computer coding through games and activities. It is hoped that every student will have done an hour of coding during the week.

For Students

NEW!! The Grinch Hour of Code 

Christmas Elf Code Boogie

Santa Tracker

Star Wars

Minecraft

Code with Anna & Elsa

Write Your First Program

Tynker Hour of Code activities

Scratch

Lightbot Hour of Code

CS First

 

FOR THE IPAD:

Kodable

Hopscotch

 

TUTORIALS:

Hour of Code tutorials

Hour of Code is Here - Anybody Can Learn (video)

Anybody Can Learn (video)

What Most Schools Don't Teach (video)

Javascript tutorials

'unplugged' computer science

Tutorial apps for phones and tablets

Make your own apps or games

Code Studio

SeeSaw Computer Science webinars

 

For Parents

Dear Parents,

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3 - 9). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that Wes Hosford School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

This is a chance to change the future of education in Elk Island Public Schools.

See http://hourofcode.com/ca for details, and help spread the word.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Berry