The Hour of Code is rapidly approaching! Every year during Computer Science Week (Dec. 4-10), thousands of classrooms around the world introduce computer and coding concepts to students to practice some of the skills needed to enter careers in computer science. With the world rapidly changing and the increased use of technology, several new jobs are created every year to meet this demand. Code.org and other programs provide free coding curriculum for educators and students to help prepare for these new jobs. What’s great is that Digital Literacy can easily be tied to Literacy and Numeracy for our students!
As a way to promote Hour of Code, the iCenter is hosting our own Hour of Code event next Wednesday in the Technology Services building. We invite you to come experience some beginning computer programming to see what sort of skills are needed to build a lot of the programs, apps, and websites we use every day! This one-hour training is open to anyone.