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 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
SCSD Media Services hosted its first district wide Hour of Code Thursday December 11 at the Lakeview Elementary Media Center. Prior to the event, 3rd and 4th graders had spent media time using the coding resources at code.org and the MIT Scratch application on our laptops.
SMS Tech Club members also prepped for our event.
Thursday evening we had over 50 students and many parents.
The Media Center was full of adults and children exploring the possibilities of code.
They used iPads and selected sites bookmarked in advance.
It was especially encouraging to see so many girls (and Moms!)
What did attendees learn?
Read this post from Chelsea Sims of Southeast Junior High, written for the Iowa Association of School Librarians blog to see why SCSD Media Services loved being involved with The Hour of Code.