“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”
Next week is National Computer Science Education Week. This week is designed to highlight the demand in the job market that require degrees and knowledge of computer science and computer programming. The Hour of Code is an international event that is used to create interest and develop an understanding of what programming is. Beyond the use in the computer science field, learning to code also teaches you to think logically and put mathematics principals to use. Here is a short video that gives you a little more about the hour of code.
Throughout the next week, I will be exposing all of our students to coding and the concepts behind computer language. I highly encourage you to take a little time in your class so that all students will be able to complete the full hour of code. Here are some resources you can use to participate in the Hour of Code.
Students centered activities - https://code.org/learn
Teacher led/ whle class activities - https://code.org/educate/teacher-led
Activity that can be done without a computer - https://csedweek.org/unplugged/thinkersmith