The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial to learn how to code and discover the basics of computer science. The campaign to promote it kicked off from 7th December last week. Some girls in Y9 and Y10 took the challenge and worked towards completing fun tasks in the context of Frozen, Star Wars or Minecraft depending on their interests. Hopefully they enjoyed doing it and have talked about it at home so that you too can have a go! If they didn’t mention it, or you’re not in those classes, then read on to find out how you can get involved anyway.
So why do we need an hour of it?
Because it’s a useful skill to have, particularly for parents, teachers and those who work with families, who may be able to help the children they look after if they know a bit about it themselves.
As the people behind the week-long campaign explain, an hour is enough ‘to learn that computer science is fun and creative, that it is accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background.’
Fair enough. So, tell me what to do.
Log on to the website below to find out more. (It doesn’t have to be this week – you can do it any time.)
The Hour of Code is aimed at all ages, you don’t need any experience and you can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials to have a go yourself, or guide children through it. Go on – it’s fun.
Well, I’m always up for a bit of fun. What else do I need to know?
To find one of the tutorials, click here.
You too could build a Star Wars galaxy or make a snowflake with Frozen’s Elsa and Anna.