An Hour of Code for every student

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Last week, the Hour of Code was announced to the world. Now backed by Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Mark Zuckerberg, the College Board, Boys & Girls Clubs, and over 100 other partners, they are getting closer to 10 million students trying one Hour of Code during Dec. 9-15. But still help is needed.

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. You can join this initiative at http://hourofcode.com.

Learn to code – from Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds

Code.org will provide tutorials for any browser, tablet, phone, even unplugged. Our own tutorial will feature Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. We’ll share a preview for feedback in early-November.

1 in 4 chance of winning: laptops, or a video chat with Bill Gates

50 schools who organize an Hour of Code for the entire school will win a class-set of laptops. 50 more will win video chats with Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, or other tech leaders. So far, there have been 818 “entire school” submissions. In some states, your school will be the first to sign up, making your chances of winning exceptional. The deadline is Nov. 15, so register now. More info

How can you help?

  • Ask your entire school to participate – share this handout and video with your teacher or principal.
  • Participate yourself (or with your child). Set aside one hour during Dec. 9-15.
  • At work, schedule a 1-hour team event to learn together.
  • In your community, recruit a local group. Or host an Hour of Code “block party.”
  • Share on your social networks why you’re hosting an Hour of Code. Ask friends to join.

No experience needed
The organizers owe it to today’s students to start with one hour. CSEdWeek (Dec. 9-15) is in 7 weeks! Get started.

What’s an Hour of Code?

It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

A variety of self-guided tutorials will be provided that can be completed by anybody , with just a web-browser, tablet, or smartphone. There will also be unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. No experience is needed.

Watch this “how to” video for more information.

Why computer science?

Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career – everybody can benefit from learning the basics. Visit Code.org for inspiration.

 

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