What an Hour of Code Looks Like in 2016

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When Andy Williams first sang "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," I don't think he had visions of Computer Science Education Week and millions of students completing an Hour of Code. He may not even have known that this "time of the year"  includes Grace Hopper's birthday. But what a wonderful time it's become--a joyful tradition that began just three years ago.

The advocacy of Code.org and Computer Science Education Week has introduced coding to millions of students around the world. The Hour of Code calls for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills to create games, solve puzzles, or navigate robots in real or virtual worlds. Students have so much fun (and so do the teachers and our SAS Curriculum Pathways volunteers)! Volunteers from across SAS took our newest app, CodeSnaps, to hundreds of students this week. Below, you can check out all the fun recorded on Twitter.

Don't take my word for it; just look at how engaging and empowering computer science can be. Don't forget to share your awesome experiences with #HourofCode and #CSEdWeek hashtags.

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https://twitter.com/yuan89amy/status/806212570025750528

 

 

 

And check out all the other Computer Science posts from this week and beyond:

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Scott McQuiggan

Scott McQuiggan leads SAS® Curriculum Pathways®, an interdisciplinary team focused on the development of no-cost educational software in the core disciplines at SAS. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2009, where his research focused on affective reasoning in intelligent game-based learning environments. His research has been published in more than 30 journal articles and refereed conference proceedings, and been recognized through several best paper nominations including Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction.

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