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Computer Science Education Week/'Hour of Code™' is December 4-10!



Students from all over the world will participate in an ‘Hour of Code™' during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10.

“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [Code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

"Hour of Code" ™ is an activity that students of all ages, kindergarten and up can try on any computer with an internet connection. All the resources and materials are available, free of charge, on the Code.org website. These resources include self-guided tutorials with engaging features such as Star Wars, Angry Birds, Minecraft, and video lectures from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. You can even create your own Google Logo!

EHS is formally collaborating with Code.org again this year by offering a yearlong coding class taught by Jeff Jacobson for 9th-12th grade students. More advanced and A.P. Computer Science courses are being considered for implementation at EHS in the future as well.




Transcript: Anyone Can Learn
Here we are, 2013. We all depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know
how to read and write code. The first program I wrote asked things like "What's your favorite
color?" or "How old are you?" I wrote a program that played tic-tac-toe. I first learned how
to make a green circle and a red square appear on the screen. You're just trying to make
something. You're trying to transfer something from your mind to the computer or to a tablet.
It's an experience. The whole limit in the system is that there just aren't enough people
who are trained and have these skills today. The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards
of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.
Great coders are today's rockstars. That's it!
Anybody can learn!