This week we started the Hour of Code with our kindergarten and 1st grade classes during their library/computer class time. She was very impressed by many of the students’ abilities to practice writing computer code through the use of online puzzles.
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. We participated in this event last year and many students enjoyed the experience.
According to the Hour of Code website, “One hour is only enough to learn that computer science is fun and creative, that it is accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background. The measure of success of this campaign is not in how much CS students learn – the success is reflected in broad participation across gender and ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and the resulting increase in enrollment and participation we see in CS courses at all grade levels…”