So you saw the Grace Hopper Google Doodle and want to know what is the “Hour of Code” that is being promoted this week on Google’s homepage?
Google along with their latest Google Doodle tribute of the computer scientist pioneer Grace Hopper are promoting Computer Science Education Week from December 9th-13th with a link to a site called Code.org.
It’s easy to get started; and it’s fun. First click on the Hours of Code link below the Google Search bar, watch the introduction YouTube video and then head on over to Code.org to begin your tutorials.
What is Code.org? Code.org is a non-profit website whose main purpose is to promote the education of Computer Science in all schools which includes basic programming. Code.org is also intent on breaking down computer programming stereotypes and barriers which portray the art of innovation and creative coding as complex and exclusive only to high level computer science enthusiasts.
Everyone can code something and Code.org is trying to get millions of people to give it a try and do some line of code. Code.org is especially interested in having computer science in the curriculum in all schools in the United States from Age 4 and up. Join their cause and sign up yo show your support.
Some of the tutorials you will find on Code.org include:
- write your first computer program with basic algorithms, continuous loops and conditionals.
- learn the basics of java script programming
- try unplugged computer science and learn how the connection between symbols and actions
- learn super basic programming on iOS4 and android
- work with the programming language Python to create a chatbox
- build a simple iphone game in your browser
- 8 fun activities to help you build your own game.
Follow Hours of Code from Code.org on Social Media
Follow Code.org on Tumblr: shared video images and pictures of students doing some basic programming with open questions and answers.
Follow Code.org on Facebook: the Code.org page has over 167,000 likes. Latest status updates include coverage of Computer Science Education Week and Code.org stories from everyday people who have never tried their hand at computer basic programming before.
Follow Code.org on Twitter: the official Twitter account of Code.org with over 28,000 followers. #hoursofcode week kicks off on December 9th, 2013. Get the latest tweets and people’s success stories from all over the world. Young students everywhere are encouraged to get excited about coding.
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