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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hour of Code 2014

Last year my students participated in the Hour of Code and I would encourage students of all ages to take part this year.  Writing code not only is a window into what makes our apps and websites tick but it's akin to learning a second language and can be a marketable skill.  The Hour of Code does a good job of getting kids excited about it.  Here is an email that I received from code.org

Calling all teachers. Worldwide.
Computer science is foundational for all students today. Yet 90% of schools don't teach it. Last December, 15 million students tried computer science in one week, thanks to educators like you! Since then, over 40 million students have tried the Hour of Code.

Hour of Code 2014 - let's reach 100 million students
Please help this grassroots, teacher-driven campaign reach 100 million students by the end of the year. Sign up to participate in Hour of Code 2014 during December 8-14, Computer Science Education Week.

You've taught Code.org courses, so you know how fun this is for students. Use the Hour of Code to re-engage students with new tutorials.

Sign up to participate, recruit a fellow teacher, or get your whole school to join the fun!

Start now at http://hourofcode.com

Hadi Partovi
Founder, Code.org


P.S. Free 1-day workshops for teachers in grades K-5
We're offering free, in-person workshops in 60 cities nationwide! Get a head start on teaching computer science in elementary school with Code Studio. Try out Code Studio and Find a workshop near you.


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