The Hour of Code: a movement to recruit 10 million students of all ages to try computer science for one hour, this is the largest initiative of its kind, ever.
The movement is backed by Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and over 100 other partners. The goal is to bring computer science to every child, in every school, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15).
Welcome to the 21st Century
Computer science is foundational for all students today. Yet 90% of schools don’t teach it. Fewer kids learn to program than 10 years ago.
What’s an Hour of Code?
It’s an introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. The program provides a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can complete, with just a web-browser, tablet, or smartphone. There will also be unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. No experience is needed.
How can you help?
1) Ask your local school to participate – share this handout and video with your teacher.
2) Participate yourself (or with your child). Set aside one hour to learn, during Dec. 9-15.
3) Ask your employer to schedule a 1-hour team-building event to learn together.
4) Get together a local group in your community. Or host an Hour of Code “block party.”
No experience needed
We owe it to today’s students to start with one hour. Let’s make history.
Please get started now at http://hourofcode.com