Last week during Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, North Coast Distance Education School participated in an Hour of Code. Code.org reported 16,577,235 participants worldwide logged on for an Hour of Code . This learning event generated 546,713,338 lines of code (at last count), and more importantly, the event sparked an awareness that anybody can learn to code. For further information on this event, please see our November newsletter.
During the Hour of Code, we followed tutorials for some fantastic tools such as:
- Scratch – A really easy way to learn programming
- MIT App Inventor – A great web-based tool for creating apps for Android phones or tablets
- Alice – Another easy way to learn programming
Below is a card made during the Hour of Code with Scratch. As noted in prior newsletters, Scratch is a great program to teach coding skills. Neil Simon, NCDES Systems Analyst and software engineer, posted the following articles, in case you missed them:
The NCDES Staff wishes everyone the best during the holidays. Perhaps you will have time to make a card too.