Computer Science Education Week 2023
December 4-10 is Computer Science Week worldwide!
Computer Science Education Week begins on December 4th, but we like to spread it out over several weeks of exploration at Haycock. Our students will learn more about computer programming--whether they're a novice or a seasoned veteran. The Hour of Code is promoted by Code.org, in an effort to "demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts."
Each year, students have learned more about computer programming activities in their classrooms. Here are some resources that they can explore at home if they'd like to continue what they do here at school:
- Hour of Code: The team at Code.org has cultivated a directory of many different activities that are leveled by experience from Beginner to Comfortable and by age level. Check them out at hourofcode.com
- Code Monkey: This site is great for younger students who are learning algorithmic thinking and sequence for the first time. Check out their Hour of Code introduction at codemonkey.com.
- Code.org's website allows students to create accounts using their Google credentials. Most students have created an account in the past and worked through more comprehensive lessons in their technology classes.
If you have any questions or would like more information about computer programming for your student, please contact our Instructional Technology Specialist, Ben James via email at @email.