“It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.” By will.i.am

Computer Science Education Week is Dec 7th-13th, 2015. You don’t have to be a coder to participate in CS EdWeek. An Hour of Code is a smaller event during the week to allow students to be introduced to computer science topics such as coding to promote awareness. Below are some sites/ideas for how you can incorporate Computer Science into your classroom.

Hour of Code has lots of lessons, ideas and resources.

A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom by Kasey Bell

Teaching Kids to Code Guide by Edsurge

Hour of Code: Khan Academy Starter Lessons

Made with Code by Google: What if every girl knew the amazing things she could create with code? Invite girls to come together to experience the wonder of code, including an exciting new coding project being launched for Hour of Code.

Sail the High Seas with CS First by Google: In this activity students animate an ocean wave to create the setting for a story set on the high seas. Who are the characters, and how did they end up in the middle of the sea in the first place? That’s for the students to decide and create through code.

Koding – Say goodbye to your local host, and code in the cloud with the Koding Chrome App.

Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding

Take part in CS EdWeek and use the hashtag #csedweek to gather more ideas for you and your students! I would love to hear what others are doing for Hour of Code or CS Week!

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