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Join us this year in an Hour of Code in recognition of Computer Science Education Week December 7-13, 2015. At Malley Drive on Monday and Tuesday of that week, students will be will be going online along with tens of millions of students around the world to explore coding. Kindergartners through 5th graders will be using block coding to write algorithms and loops to help the Angry Bird get to the Pig or to help Anna and Elsa create beauty in ice or take Steve and Alex on an adventure through a Mine Craft world.
From the Hour of Code:
"Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.
With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.
This year, let's make it even bigger.... Try the Hour of Code yourself -- everyone can benefit from learning the basics. Get started at http://hourofcode.com/us"
Remember: Coding meets multiple state and national standards including ISTE, CSTA, Math, Science and ELA... but makes learning fun!! Ask your student if he or she participated in an Hour of Code!