http://uk.code.org invite you to Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web by doing an Hour of Code with your students.
The UK Hour of Code is a one-hour intro to computer science, designed to demystify code during March 3-9, 2014. Every student will learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.
I am hoping to run my celebratory hour of code during an after school enrichment session where my students range from Y6 to Y10. I am intending to use the tutorials from the site to offer options and different ins for the students. Perhaps
- An App project with Microsoft Research's TouchDevelop for some of my older students
- The Scratch based Interactive holiday card, though I think I will set the task as a Greeting Card.
If you haven't done so already, why not check out the site for yourself, sign up and have a go. The space is a great starting point with ideas for moving "Beyond the Hour," should you and your students get the bug.