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2017 ‘Hour of Code’ campaign kicks off soon

IMAGE: Hour of Code LogoDelavan-Darien School District students will be practicing computer “Coding” over the next couple of weeks.  Library Staff (K-12) and Computer (K-5) are challenging all our students to discuss or show someone outside of the school “What coding can do.”

Library and Computer staff will be tracking how many people our students reach out to from Dec. 4 through Dec. 17.  Younger students will use a print form, while grades 3-12 will use a Google Form to track the data.  We are hoping to update readers over the next two weeks on how many “people” our students “touch” over the next two weeks.

Why is this happening?

December 4-10, 2017 is Computer Science Education week in Wisconsin. Computer science teaches students foundational 21st-century knowledge, including how to analyze data, how to program an app, and how the internet can be harnessed for business. Wisconsin students now benefit from academic standards in computer science and information and technology literacy that help them understand fundamental concepts to further their skills in today’s technological world.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Learn more about some of the tutorials and activities students participate in across the globe. This grassroots campaign is supported by more than 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, which is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
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