Don’t forget the Hour of Code 5-11 December

hour-of-code-2016-australiaThe Hour of Code is such a great idea – a bite-sized way to get people involved in coding – and it’s on 5-11 December.

One of the great things about the Hour of Code is that there are so many resources available now to work with. Everything from coding with Minecraft, through to the basics of Javascript, through to, well, almost anything you can think of. From a teacher’s point of view that means you don’t need to know any coding to get involved – you can just set up your students to work through the self-contained modules (and do the same yourself!). There’s a very simple ‘how-to’ guide available.

Signing up for the Hour of Code and accessing materials is easy. Just visit code.org or hourofcode.com and everything you need is at your fingertips. If you are in NSW, at least, it’s a good idea to get on top of this early in case you want to use something that the Department of Education has blocked access to and you need to request it being un-blocked.

There are already 387 Hour of Code events registered in Australia, but this really should be taking place in every school and library around the country. Even if the official week is bad timing for you – you can, and should, do it anytime that’s convenient.

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