This year during the annual Computer Science Education Week, educators and students around the world participated in the Hour of Code, an event designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding. What are some ways to get started with coding, for an Hour of Code or afterwards? Kelly Knight, STEAM Coordinator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Jacksonville, FL, presented ideas and tips in “Get Ready for Hour of Code.”
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual initiative that aims to inspire K-12 students to take interest in computer science. During this annual program, schools around the world host their own Hour of Code™. Organized by Code.org, Hour of Code™ is a one-hour basic introduction designed to celebrate and expand participation in computer science. This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education.
In this webinar, presented by the Teaching Kids to Code community on edWeb.net, Steven Yee, COO at EDUonGo, Inc. provided suggestions on how to facilitate coding projects and assist your students as they learn how to build software. Steven gave advice on how to help students look for solutions online while they collaborate with their peers. Find out how to keep your students engaged with code. Even if you do not have coding knowledge, you can still provide support to your students!
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.