Hour of Code

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Can you code? Are you like me and aren't quite sure what that means? Welcome! You are in the right place! Coding seems like a super techy term, but it is really the process of assigning a code to something for a purpose (at least that is what a certain 8th grader told me!) 

Now that I am a code expert, (ha!) I've decided that my 4 year old and my first graders will participate in the Hour of Code. As part of Computer Science Education Week, CSED is inviting learners of all ages to code for one hour during December 9-15. AH! I am so excited! We are lovers of all things STEM, so this seems like the natural next step!
So how in the world with the 4 year old and 6 and 7 year olds code? Just like their 30+ year teacher mommy! The Hour of Code site has TONS of resources, but these are my favorite for the PreK-1 crowd! 
You can't go wrong with a little Angry Birds! (Click the pic to visit the page!) Not to mention the introductory video starring Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg!
Then there is Light-Bot! It's like computer programming 101 and I LOVE it! It is available as an app or online. 

If you do not have access to the internet or gadgets for all of your students, there are things to do for you, too! Check out The Hour of Code for resources, ideas, and to check in! 

Will you join us for a little code? 

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