Monday, May 5, 2014

GCISD Hour of Code



GCISD K-8th grade teachers are invited to participate in Hour of Code during the week of May 12-16.

Why?:  There will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than computer science students by 2020. http://code.org/stats Based on Code.org’s Hour of Code, teachers will choose from a variety of resources and tutorials that expose students to foundational concepts of computer science. Computer programming allows students to practice perseverance, problem solving, and critical thinking. Skills necessary for coding align with our Profile of a Graduate, particularly skilled problem solver, effective communicator and self-regulated learner.​

How?:  Teachers choose 1 hour during the week of May 12-16 to promote computer programming or “coding.” 1.
Let us know you're participating by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/L7uoMD 2. Then, choose from a variety of resources and tutorials found here - http://goo.gl/FPVJRl - that expose students to foundational concepts of computer science.


2 comments:

  1. My 6th grade students loved this experience so much that they begged to stay in the computer lab and keep working on Code Monster! I'm actually sending the link home through email so they can keep playing around at home. This was much better than I could have ever expected!!

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  2. That's great Ruthanne! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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