The Hour of Code for 2014 is coming. Teachers and students from all over will be using classroom tools to get a flavour for what coding/programming is all about.
There’s no one language that we’ve come to agreement on that would be perfect. So, we’re all over the map with this one! Choose one and do it well.
To help the cause, great people all over the web have been building activities and tutorials that will take one hour-ish to complete. Hopefully, it doesn’t stop there and the coding activities and skills inspire great things to happen from this experience. Computer Science is a wonderful discipline that opens so many doors. It’s tough to believe that any student wouldn’t want to have an awareness of it with the chance of going into it big time.
On social media, I had been resting on my laurels because I had assembled some resources for last year’s event. It occurred to me that the digitally responsible person would check the links for things that have gone away and be on the lookout for new resources. That was the task yesterday.
I’m happy to announce and share the latest, greatest, up to datest, all links verified as of November 24, 2014, version.
Thanks to my digital friend Sue, in addition to the Learnist and Pearltree collections that I had last year, I create a Flipboard magazine with my new found abilities. Thanks, Sue. Links to them all appear below. (They all point to the same resources; I just wanted to use a few tools)
I hope that you find these resources useful and that one or two of them might make it into your classroom for the Hour of Code, December 8-14, 2014.
p.s. if you have a favourite resource that isn’t included, shoot me the link and I’ll get it added.
p.p.s. After I posted this, I realized that I might be visiting Brian Aspinall’s classroom today. So, I whipped up another resource – this time using his excellent NKWiry resource.