This is a modified “post from the past”. Last year, I ran this for Hour of Code 2018. I’ve created a new Flipboard document of resources for 2019. There are some new resources there and some updated from the past. And, quite frankly, there are some classics. After all, hours haven’t changed!
If this is your year to jump or if you’re building on last year’s efforts, hopefully there’s something here to help your cause. You don’t have to fly in an expert to lead your class; there are lots of terrific resources and ideas here. DIY.
Next week, December 9-15 marks yet another Hour of Code, part of Computer Science Education Week.
This has been going on for a few years now. It’s an opportunity to try coding exercises in the classroom and perhaps create an interest in Computer Science and future studies. In Ontario, there are formal courses for secondary school as described in this document.
Depending on who you are, it might be:
- something else in education to ignore
- a first opportunity to try some coding activities
- a change to follow up with what you did last year
- an opportunity to celebrate the coding that happens regularly in your classroom
- or for Computer Science class where coding is done daily, an opportunity to reach out and try something new
Hopefully, if you’re reading this blog, you don’t fall into the first category!
All this past week, I’ve been toying with some of the offerings for this year and, like I do annually, I have created a Flipboard document of some of the things that I’ve found. It’s certainly not inclusive but just might generate some interest or inspiration.
All of the past years’ collections are available as well. I haven’t checked all of the links to see if they’re still active so clicker beware.
There should be no shortage of ideas.
I would encourage all educators to get involved whether it’s getting started or enhancing whatever it is that you’re doing or have done. Everyone benefits when you do.
If you’re a social media user, take and share pictures, videos, blog posts, etc. so that we can all enjoy what’s happening in your classroom.
So, what are you doing this year?
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