Skip to main content

2015 Hour of Code is Coming!

The Hour of Code is coming! The Hour of Code is coming!

Next month, during the week of December 6th-13th, schools across the country and going to be holding Hour of Code activities to get their students aware of the computing world around them. It's no secret that there is a massive shortage of coders in our society and the numbers are going down. Not up. So Hour of Code is a national movement to expose students to the world of coding and, hopefully, give them another career path options they statistically may not have thought of.


Last year I worked with a teacher at the high school who had her students coding all day. Are you interested? They make it super easy to do! And, if you are interested, you can even book me for any time and I'll come in and help run it in your room! One of their latest tutorials is Coding with Star Wars, which is bound to be a big hit.



I'm going to be doing my own Hour of Code with my 3 year old daughter at least once during that week. I'd love to help others get on board! Just in case you need another reason to get on board, there is also a long list of prizes to help motivate you to sign up including $10 to Amazon.com or iTunes!

Never stop learning. Susie from SimmonsClassroom.com

Comments

Most Popular Blog Posts

Hide Dropped Students in Infinite Campus

I had a teacher ask me if there was a way to hide or remove students who are no longer in your class. The answer is maybe. It depends on if they are officially dropped from your class and appearing as red in your roster and gradebook. If not, then no, you cannot remove them until they have been unenrolled from the class. If the student is showing up as red in your gradebook though, you can hide them so you don't have to worry about them. Here is a screenshot to help you do it:

Keynote Interactivity (and my 200th post)

When I talked with teachers about Nearpod last week, there was a teacher at the highschool who really wants to keep his animations within Keynote while having the interactivity like Nearpod . I told him that I'd look into it to see what was possible. Short story: I'm not having any luck at all.

Build with Chrome (Lego Building Time!)

If you are like me, you spent countless hours when you were young building with legos . If you were a parent of kids like me, you spent countless hours vacuuming up those little pieces or hunting for them with your bare feet in the middle of the night (ouch!). When I heard about Build with Chrome yesterday, you can understand why my eyes lit up. What is Build with Chrome? It's this: