In December all Country Elementary students will be learning how to code! We are joining CODE.ORG‘s 2nd annual Hour of Code. Last year hundreds of organizations (including Facebook, Microsoft, Instagram, Pinterest, and more) joined together to create fun introductions to computer programming for students. Last year at Lakeland my students completed the very first Hour of Code. It was an amazing experience! I am excited to enter our second year and introduce our new friends at Country Elementary to the program!
Check out this video to learn about the experience last year:
I could blab on and on about the importance of learning to program a computer, but the short videos below do a much better job explaining!
One more thing: Students will bring home log-in information so that they can code at home. The login will keep track of how many lines of code your child has completed and help them save their progress.
Check out code.org to see all the different lessons, tutorials and more!
Here are a few more articles and resources about why learning to code is so important!
- “Need a Job? Better Learn to Code!” – Mashable.com
- “Coding is the Must Have Skill of the Future” – Mashable.com
- “Hour of Code: Let’s Enable All Children to Become Creators, Not just Consumers.” – Forbes.com