Hour Of Code UK March 3rd to 9th 2014

Have you signed up for The UK Hour of Code? 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.  
 Though I will offer Lightbot a game that encourages logical sequencing and  simple programming initially through the use of procedures before introducing loops and the Write Your First Program Activity, that is also a game based introduction to programming.

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.

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