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Hour of Code

CSED Week

In 2013, Code.org launched 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. 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.

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Organized by the Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org, CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

What is Hour of Code?

It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. It is a self-guided activity that every student, in every classroom, can do. No experience needed.

Why Hour of Code?

Computer science is a foundational field for every 21st century career or field of study. Learning the basics of computer science prepares students for a world that is increasingly dominated by technology. Research shows that students who study computer science also perform better at math.

Besides, computer science is where the jobs are. More than 50% of all jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are computing jobs. Some other stats:

  • Computer science is one of the highest-paid college degree for new graduates.
  • Computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average — but there aren’t enough graduates to fill these jobs.
  • Nine out of 10 K-12 schools do not offer computer programming classes.
  • In 35 out of 50 states, computer science does not even count toward high school graduation.

See this site for more information: CODE.ORG

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