Hour of Code Campaign

During the week of December 8-14 the Curriculum Innovation Team is supporting the Hour of Code campaign. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students. It provides an hour of free tutorial & interactive resources across a range of computing languages aimed at all ages.

Last year 15 million students tried computer science in one week around the world and since March over 3 million students have tried an hour of code in the UK. This time the target is to reach 100 million students globally!

The aim of the Hour of Code is to demystify that coding is just for geeks and boys and introduce students, teachers and parents in a fun way to computational thinking. We expect that the Hour of Code will have a beneficial impact preparing students and teachers for the new Computing Curriculum.

We would like to encourage as many schools as possible to sign up their students to try an Hour of Code. Every teacher who signs up their class will receive 10GB of dropbox storage or $10 worth of Skype credit.

It really is simple to take part, just visit http://hourofcode.com/uk to gain access to free resources and tutorial ideas and to register your school. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science and by registering for the Hour of Code you can optimise the experience for your class.  You do not need to know anything about coding; all you have to do is pick the tutorial you want and the hour which best suits you and The Hour of Code will take care of the rest.


Information

Published: 13/11/2014
Audience: Primary School Teachers
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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