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 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Caston Elementary 3rd Grade Classes partnered with Mrs. Myers’ Introduction to Computer Science Class to complete Hour of Code activities for 2020. The 3rd grade students learned the basics of coding and will continue learning about coding this year during Project Lead the Way science lessons.
To learn more about Hour of Code visit https://hourofcode.com/us.