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Hour of Code

What is the Hour of Code?
 
"The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide."
 
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2022 CSEd Week is December 5-11, but Hour of Code can be hosted year-round. CSEd Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (a pioneer of computer programming in the 1940s and 50s) on December 9, 1906.
 
What do Hour of Code volunteers do at Latimer?
 
As an Hour of Code volunteer at Latimer you will arrange a time with your teacher during Computer Science Education Week to come and lead an Hour of Code session, usually about 1.5 hours in the classroom. You will show them an Hour of Code intro video and then get them all started! 

Before you come and lead your Hour of Code session you should run through the lesson yourself and familiarize yourself with the "blockly" system used. Our Hour of Code coordinator can help you and the classroom teacher choose a lesson at the right level for the students.

You don't need to have any prior computer science experience, anyone can lead a session. If you do have any experience your class will love hearing about it!
 
Thank you for reading about Hour of Code. To learn more or sign up as a volunteer please contact Fiona at  [email protected]
 
 
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