Join an Hour of Code!
The 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 fun online games and tutorials featuring Star Wars, Minecraft, and Frozen.
This year, students of the FLVS STEM Club will give presentations about creating websites and more. 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.
Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement.
With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. This year, let’s make it even bigger! Get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13.
To help celebrate, the FLVS FT Technology Club and the STEM/Science Club are partnering together to offer two Hour of Code sessions open to all FLVS students and staff:
Hour of Code with FLVS FT Tech Club & STEM/Science Club
Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm – or – Wednesday, December 9th at 1pm
Students will present information on Java, using HTML to create a 1 page website and more!
Join the session here: http://tinyurl.com/FLVSTechnologyClub
Get the word out!
Host an event or ask your local school to sign up. Or try the Hour of Code yourself. Everyone can benefit from learning the basics – and you can give the tutorials a try at any time!
Get started at www.hourofcode.com.
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials. You can organize an Hour of Code event at your school or in your community — like in an extracurricular club, non-profit or at work. Or, just try it yourself when Dec. 7 arrives.
When is the Hour of Code?
Anybody can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Is it one specific hour? No. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week. (And if you can’t do it during that week, do it the week before or after).
Why Computer Science?
Every student should have the opportunity to learn 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. See more stats on code.org.