Hour of Code 2015

By Tech Powered Dad | November 27, 2015

We are just a couple of weeks away from the 2015 Hour of Code.  Last year, I did the Hour of Code with all of my students on my last day as a teacher after 13 years in the classroom, and they loved it. If you are a math, science, or computer teacher, or are a parent looking to give your child a start on a new set of skills, you owe it to yourself to check out the Hour of Code website.

The activities are presented in a very non-intimidating manner using games and puzzles, and don’t require much previous knowledge by the students (or teacher) beyond some basics of web browsing or using apps on a tablet. There are activities appropriate for elementary school through high school. Popular languages such as Python and JavaScript are available to teach the students. New this year, there are Star Wars and Minecraft activities. The Hour of Code takes place during the week of Dec. 7-13, so while it isn’t too late to sign up, you’ll want to check out the resources ASAP.

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