5 Replies - 1172 Views - Last Post: 06 December 2013 - 04:19 PM

#1 Michael26  Icon User is offline

  • Radar love
  • member icon

Reputation: 332
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,420
  • Joined: 08-April 09

Computer Science education week hour of code

Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:22 AM

Computer Science education week

Whatís an Hour of Code?

Itís an introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. Weíll provide hour-long tutorials featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies -- for your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

How can you help?

1) Ask your local school to participate - share this handout and video with your teacher.
2) Participate yourself (or with your child). Set aside one hour to learn, during Dec. 9-15.
3) Ask your employer to schedule a 1-hour team-building event to learn together.
4) Get together a local group in your community. Or host an Hour of Code "block party."

No experience needed, enjoy :)

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: Computer Science education week hour of code

#2 modi123_1  Icon User is offline

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 8377
  • View blog
  • Posts: 31,135
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Computer Science education week hour of code

Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

What is this, a "first annual" sort of thing?

Oh.. and side note - I didn't read this was not until December.. What a crap time to have it. Let's ram this in around the snow and tinsel filled drain called 'December'.

Posted Image
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#3 Michael26  Icon User is offline

  • Radar love
  • member icon

Reputation: 332
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,420
  • Joined: 08-April 09

Re: Computer Science education week hour of code

Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

I think this is about getting people interested in programming age 8 to 80, i think it will be more motivation speech than learning experience. Why not in December, maybe this will be nice holiday present for someone :)
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 modi123_1  Icon User is offline

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 8377
  • View blog
  • Posts: 31,135
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Computer Science education week hour of code

Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

I would peg it a February sort of event, but it seems it is because of Admiral Gray Murray Hopper's birthday.

Hmm.. so it's more of a school thing.. gotcha.

Quote

About
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education.
http://csedweek.org/about
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 Michael26  Icon User is offline

  • Radar love
  • member icon

Reputation: 332
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,420
  • Joined: 08-April 09

Re: Computer Science education week hour of code

Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

Yes, people today take technology they have for granted and have no idea what is going on "behind the scene", so with this program they are trying to reach as many people as possible, and to do that they have do it in most fun way possible. That is my though behind it.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 Michael26  Icon User is offline

  • Radar love
  • member icon

Reputation: 332
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,420
  • Joined: 08-April 09

Re: Computer Science education week hour of code

Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:19 PM

2 more days, Hour of code starts December 9th until December 15th.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1