Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Hour of Code Week!

The week of December 5-11 marks the 4th annual Hour of Code, where students around the world are encouraged to learn and experiment with simple coding activities. The website began in January 2013, and over 300 million students in 40 countries - who have written over 20 billion lines of code! - have participated to date. is particularly dedicated to encouraging girls and underrepresented minorities to participate.

According to an article from Computer Science Education Week, 90% of parents would like for their students to learn computer science, but only one in four schools teach programming. Participating in the Hour of Code is a great way to get your students started with coding! Here are some resources to help you get your students started in coding.

Follow (and contribute to!) the hashtag #HourofCode on Twitter  to see the latest coding news this week and in the future. Remember, your Instructional Technology team is always here to help you with resources, suggestions, classroom help, and any other encouragement you might need to experiment with coding or other technology ideas. You can do it - and so can your students!

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