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 a few years ago.
At SAS, Computer Science Education Week is a celebration filled with a flurry of activity. But 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.
— Renee Anderson (@reneedanderson) December 4, 2017
— Jenna Stilwell (@Stilwells_Class) December 4, 2017
— Mrs. Sachs (@RCMSSachs) December 5, 2017
Today we were lucky enough to have Mrs. Harrison from SAS come to our class to do an #HourOfCode with us! Students used QR codes to navigate a Sphero Sprk through an obstacle course! #ComputerScienceEducationWeek #NGMSPride pic.twitter.com/TCkEhvn91J
— Kristian Spain (@MrsSpain0319) December 5, 2017
Today, Bugg students used SAS CodeSnaps to learn Spanish vocabulary words for the seasons and temperatures. Integrating the coding of a Sphero with language immersion resulted in a collaborative, interactive and exciting lesson. @Buggmagnet, #BuggByDesign pic.twitter.com/ERcvdEl76A
— Mr. Rutheny (@grutheny) December 6, 2017
— Ralph Moore (@RalphMoore_NC) December 6, 2017
#HourofCode and @Sphero was awesome today. Thank you @SAS for coming out and teaching the kids on how coding works and how coding is everywhere. Thanks to Prem and Maddie! @ZESGTMAGNET #cougarpride #EWStrong pic.twitter.com/jjw0nBY0iN
— Timothy Chartrand (@Chartrand_Zes) December 6, 2017
Day 3 @hourofcode -- special computer engineering visitors from @SASsoftware guiding us programming @SpheroEdu with codesnaps! Thank you to Mr. Harwell & Mr. Bray!! @BrentwoodMESE @wcpssmagnets pic.twitter.com/NqbbrLf3Qv
— Gregory S. Eyman (@geyman1) December 6, 2017
#hourofcode with @SAS @SASeducator Thank you @Bellanov for sharing your talents with our students. @BrierCreekES @HardimansCrew #wearebriercreek @BCES_MissDortch @BCESDavis5th pic.twitter.com/X3rpEt6SnY
— Tatiana Hardiman (@mrs_hardiman) December 7, 2017
— Juliette Kuhn (@jawkuhn) December 7, 2017
— Curriculum Pathways (@SASeducator) December 7, 2017
Thank you to @SASeducator for our @Sphero SPRK prize from your November contest! The kids are thrilled and excited to get coding! #HourOfCode #CodeSnapsGiveaway #kidscancode pic.twitter.com/8JfnBShRdD
— Karen Bosch (@karlyb) December 8, 2017
From programming #Sphero to retell familiar stories to navigating grid-based activities, students at @BuggMagnet went all in on integrating coding into #ELA during day four of #CSEdWeek. Take a look in the Bugg Report. https://t.co/AWbj1xlnuJ #elemchat #kidscancode pic.twitter.com/P8uv5MDFzx
— Curriculum Pathways (@SASeducator) December 8, 2017
— Juliette Kuhn (@jawkuhn) December 9, 2017
And check out all the other Computer Science posts from this week and beyond:
- You Can Do a Hour of Code with SAS CodeSnaps
- Ready-to-Go Coding Lessons and Materials
- Why We Love Computer Science (Education Week)
- SAS CodeSnaps: A New Way to Code!
- Booming Enrollments and Gender Diversity in Computer Science
- Computer Science Education Support Surging: But Who's Going to Teach It?
- Bugg Reports