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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hour of Code

It's that time of year again! Many of you may remember the Hour of Code from last year, and for those of you who don't, it is a worldwide movement where teachers and students of all ages dedicate at least an hour during the week of December 7th to learning how to code. If you aren't sure if you have the time to fit it into your busy schedule, consider some of the many reasons why you should make time to do it.
Maybe you are not sure how to teach code or even how to do code yourself. The best part is, it is actually much easier to do than you would ever imagine. Check out this hyperdoc created by Lisa Highfill which is filled with kid-friendly resources. It's really just a matter of letting the kids "play" with them while they work at their own pace.  Kids are amazing, and they do figure it out on their own.

Be sure to sign your class up for the Hour of Code, and then fill out our district Google Form. All teachers who get their classes to participate will be entered into our district drawing to win a free mystery technology item that is going to be awesome! Also, if all classes at your school participate, your school will be entered in the big Hour of Code drawing sponsored by the organizers to win $10,000 of technology for your school site.

You can even print Hour of Code certificates in bulk at Students will also see a certificate when they complete an Hour of Code tutorial, but some students won’t make it to the very end in an hour — and that’s okay.

Have fun coding!