This week grades K-6 are participating in the “Hour of Code”. Grades 3-6 are having fun coding a ‘Dance Party’ by going to code.org/dance. Kindergarten and first graders are coding using an app on the iPad. Second graders are learning how to code using code.org.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2018 Computer Science Education Week is December 3-9, but can be hosted all year-round.
Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). 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. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities at code.org. This campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.