What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code started as an introduction to computer science created by Code.org. The program was designed to celebrate coding and raise awareness. It was intended to be a quick way to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding, with the goal of broadening participation in the field of computer science. Today it’s become a global movement, with participation in 180 countries and 45 different languages. Millions of students participate, enjoying tutorials and activities for one hour.
When is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week which is held annually, typically in December, in recognition of the birthday (December 9, 1906) of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. This year it takes place between December 5-11, 2022.
Hour of Code at PJP’s
As part of the Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week, some of our 2nd and 4th classes engaged in an hour of code during their STEM lessons with Ms. Hayden.
The students in Ms. Clinton’s and Ms. Burke’s classes have been coding Bee Bots while our 4th class students have been programming with Angry Birds and learning how to ‘debug’ code (find errors in a program and correcting them).
The Hour of Code website has hundreds of free one-hour tutorials designed for all ages in over 45 languages. No experience in code is needed. Check it out at the following link: https://hourofcode.com/ie