Your school really should be doing the Hour of Code. Just one hour out of the week towards the end of the year to spend on programming. That’s not a lot and, really, should be achievable by almost any teacher.
The Hour of Code aims to have kids spend just one hour on coding – with the view to that leading to more later. If your school is not participating, and far too few are, they should be. There are such a depth of resources available that really absolutely no expertise is required from the teacher.
The official Hour of Code event runs during the week of December 8-14. There are literally millions of students from around the world participating.
Thus far, Sydney has a smattering of participating schools and organisations. An embarrassingly small smattering.
One hour. You can only do good.