The Hour of Code
This month, thousands of students in my district participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Code.org and Computer Science Education Week to inspire millions of students across the world to learn how to code and learn about computer science. I always get excited this time of year, as Code.org’s Hour of Code reminds me of the time my father taught me how to code when I was in second grade.
Students in our district participated using various robots such as Dash and Dot, Robot Mouse and Beebots, games such as Code Master and Bloxes, and websites such as Code.org to complete coding courses and activities. I tried to empower students by allowing them to choose their tools, devices and activities.
After sharing my article detailing my thoughts and experiences with Wonder Workshop, it was officially published in the Hechinger Report, and ASCD’s Smart Brief on December 13! I am extremely proud to share the article with you. And, I am extremely proud to continue sharing my passion for The Hour of Code with students and educators whenever possible.
How will you continue to engage students past The Hour of Code?