Monday, December 14, 2015

Hour of Code

Last Tuesday, in acknowledgement of Computer Science education week, Govs students filled up the Frost library to participate in an “Hour of Code”, which is a one-hour introduction to computer science and the language of coding. Hour of Code sessions are being organized and taught around the world, everywhere from Mozambuque to Miami! So far over 100 million students have participated in the event, in over 40 languages.
Mr. Karin organized the afternoon program here at Govs for students (and faculty!) to learn an introductory lesson about coding from AP Computer Science students in his class. Students that were already familiar with the basics were able to participate in “power coding” taught by the Govs Programming Club. 

If you are interested in learning more about coding, we suggest the following sources:

Here you will find the next step in your coding education, whether you are age 6 or 106. Tutorials for ipads, making web pages or college courses from Harvard available here!

Khan Academy 

Learn how to program drawings, animations and games using JavaScript or webpages with HTML. You can also share what you create with others and vice versa!

And if you would like to host an Hour of Code somewhere near you check this short video out:
If you are so inclined, you can also volunteer to be a part of 
Hour of Coding near you. Now that would look pretty fantastic on a college application, don't you think?

After you graduate from that fabulous college, you can feel grateful for whatever coding education you have because as of today there are reportedly over 600,00 computing jobs open nationwide and last year only 38,000 computer science graduated into the workforce!


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