Doing Your Part with Hour of Code
You probably recognize the important role that computer science plays in the future, but you may not know how simple it can be to give your students a strong foundation that will last a lifetime. In this webinar for the Teaching Kids to Code community on edWeb.net, Kiki Prottsman, Executive Director of thinkersmith.org, discussed how just one hour of exposure can spark a love for problem solving. She also shared practical ways to participate in the Hour of Code in your neighborhood — even without access to digital technology.
Code.org also provided dozens of free resources, including their own Code Studio course, along with ‘unplugged’ Thinkersmith curriculum, elementary school coding experiences (such as Scratch, Scratch Jr., Code Kingdoms, and Code Maven) and more! For advanced learners, Kiki touched on other self-guided tutorials that can introduce common computing ideas and languages that are popular in today’s industry.
Beyond the Hour of Code, learn how your school can receive free professional development in computer science from Code.org, so that you can incorporate engaging curriculum into your existing modules all year long.
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Teaching Kids to Code is a free professional learning community (PLC) that helps educators learn how to understand, develop and implement coding tools into their classroom lessons. The community hosts online discussions that make it easy for educators to stay connected with fellow teachers to share ideas, practices, examples, websites, applications and lesson plans. The community is a growing resource center with webinar archives, CE quizzes, and support materials that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
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