Next week is Computer Science Education Week!!! I am currently in the middle of teaching my K-5 coding units and wanted to spread the word about computer science. Computer Science Education Week is a week dedicated to computer science so that every student in every school can get a chance to learn computer science. If you don’t have a ton of time (I get it. I’m a teacher, too.) to dedicate to teaching computer science, at least give your studentsone hour. If you can gift your students with just an hour of exposure to coding, do it! It’s better than nothing. I did the Hour of Code with my kindergarten class last year and they LOVED it. My students were working at home on their own time because they loved it so much.
Code.org is a fabulous web tool with an abundance of coding and computer science resources. There are various courses in the Code Studio such as The Hour of Code, Elementary Courses, Intro Courses, and Flappy code. You can organize your class and get instant feedback on how the kids are doing. If you don’t feel like setting up a class, no need. You can still do the courses without an account. Easy for teachers to learn, too. Do one of the courses yourself!