The Hour of Code
What is Code? Want to learn to Code?
Code is an every day term for written computer instructions. It is the basics of Computer Science. Kids can start learning simple coding by going to the website www.code.org, and follow easy instructions that are visual and fun. At the http://csedweek.org/learn website there is a week set aside for students to learn code, making it like a game. Over sixteen million students accessed this site to learn code, and it is translated into 34 different languages. If they did it, so can you!
“The Hour of Code is a self-guided activity that every student, in every classroom, can do. A variety of hour-long tutorials will be available for students to try out the basics of computer science,” as stated from the Hour of Code website.
You are probably wondering, who had the idea of coding day? We aren’t the only people who celebrate this day of code. People around the world tried an hour of code each day of the week during December 9-15, 2013. When we say people around the world, we mean schools, homes, businesses, everywhere! How was this week introduced to our school? Well, our Tech Club, with Mrs. Nowak and Mrs. Fisher, introduced it to Magruder.
As you can see, the reason why we participated in coding day was to bring awareness, education, and interest in learning computer science starting at an early age.