Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Hour of Code is Almost Here! Are you ready?

The Hour of Code 2015 is almost here! Last year several of our schools/classrooms participated...and I would love to see even more participate this year!

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

This year, let's make it even bigger. I’m asking you to join in for the Hour of Code 2015. Please get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13.

Get the word out. Host an event. Ask your school to sign up. You don't need to know ANYTHING about Computer Science to have your students participate. You can even try the Hour of Code yourself -- everyone can benefit from learning the basics.

Get started at http://hourofcode.com/us. Let's put PPS on the map!

Check out this great video on Hour of Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw

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