Hour of Code


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Computer Science Education Week

December 4-10, 2017


OVERVIEW

All PCS classrooms are invited to join in the celebration of  Hour of Code,  December 4-10, 2017.  Schools will have the opportunity to earn prizes and awards as students learn about the exciting field of computer science.  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.  It is designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in computer science.  It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

GOALS

  • PCS students will engage in 10,000 Hours of Code districtwide
  • Esteemed members of the PCS community will share their expertise

CODING RESOURCES

  1. How-to-Guide and  Promotional Materials

  2. Hour of Code Activities

  3. Code Studio Courses  (Full K-12 course pathway and professional learning workshops)

  4. Google CS First Coding Clubs (Recommended Ages 9-14)

PLANNING


Encourage your students to work in pairs. Research shows students learn best with pair programming, sharing a computer and working together.

If classroom technology is limited, use a projected screen.
If you have a projector and screen for a Web-connected computer, your entire group can do an Hour of Code together. Watch video portions together and take turns solving puzzles or answering questions.

If computers are not available, go unplugge
d. See these tutorials that require no computer at all.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

Participating schools will receive student award certificates and stickers and will be eligible to win the following:

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Award:  First Place

Coding Club Kit (16 Chromebooks with Charging Station)

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first compiler related tools.


Alan Turing Award: Second Place

Two LCD Projectors

Alan Turing (1912-1954) was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, philosopher and theoretical biologist,  He considered to be the father of  theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.


Ada Byron King Lovelace Award: Third Place

One LCD Projector

Ada Byron King Lovelace (1815 -1852) was an English mathematician often regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of a "computing machine" and the first computer programmer.


Honorable Mention Awards

Set of 12 Inspirational Coding Posters

BENEFITS OF CODING




The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.