What is the Hour of Code?
This year, Code.org is launching the Hour of Code as part of the annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), a celebration geared to encourage interest in the field and show that anyone can learn the basics. Today, we’re surrounded by technology. Many students have their own tablets and phones—and yet, few are learning how computers actually work. Simple computer science activities can help nurture creativity and problem solving skills. By getting a feel for computational thinking early, students will have a foundation for success in any future career path.
How does O'Dea Participate?
This year, O’Dea will be participating in “The Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week. During that week, every 2nd through 5th grade class will receive a 50-minute lesson in computer programming during Technology Specials. The lessons will teach the basics of computer programming with drag-and-drop coding. Students will learn how to use repeat loops, conditionals and basic algorithms. You can find more information on the Hour of Code at http://csedweek.org/.