The non-profit Code.org is sponsoring The Hour of Code event to provide exposure to students across the world to the core concepts of coding. So far 28,000 events are happening with 4.1 million students across 166 countries (and counting) and Queen Anne Elementary is joining in. The event is December 11th. Kids will spend an hour learning to write code that day. Here’s what our students will be doing.
Why does coding matter?
Teaching our kids to become creators and not just consumers of technology enables them to think creatively and solve problems today as well as expands their opportunities tomorrow.
What is coding, exactly?
Code is the set of instructions that tells computers, and many of the devices around us, what to do and when to do it.
So what is the Hour of Code?
Check out this video for an explanation.
What do we need from you?
Get excited! Code.org has modules for anyone. Check out the site and try it yourself. We would also love volunteers on 12/11, please sign up here. You don’t need to know how to code to volunteer!
“Learning to code makes kids feel empowered, creative, and confident." Susan Wojcicki, Senior Vice President, Google
“Whether we're fighting climate change or going to space, everything is moved forward by computers." Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” Steve Jobs, Founder, Apple
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