If you're reading this—from your phone, tablet, PC, etc.—you know that technology makes up a huge part of our daily lives. It's ubiquitous and transcends domains. Are you a musician? Fashionista? Artist? Doctor? Lawyer? Historian? Great! They all link to some component of computer science! That means being able to code will enrich
We're kicking off Computer Science Ed Week 2018, and we couldn't be more excited! It’s hard for us to believe, but people outside the field sometimes fail to share that excitement. Again and again we’re asked, "What is computer science?" So we’ve developed an answer that will help transform those puzzled shrugs into nods
In June I had the opportunity to attend EdCamp Code at the Friday Institute in Wake County. As the magnet coordinator for a gifted and talented magnet elementary school, I am constantly trying to find new ways to help teachers update our elective offerings. We have offered computer coding and robotics
We recently had the pleasure of conducting a workshop at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference in Raleigh, NC. Following the release of our latest app, CodeSnaps, we demonstrated how to incorporate coding and robotics into K-5 ELA instruction. Reading teachers from across North Carolina attended the workshop and brought
Activities that leave classrooms full of students hungry for more are every teacher's dream. The Hour of Code again and again produces stories of engaged students, not just focused on but delighted in their work. The Hour of Code calls for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills to
Last year we shared our favorite resources for participating in the #HourOfCode, which is part of Computer Science Education Week. A wealth of resources are available, so it's easier than ever for teachers and students of all ages to commit an hour of their time to coding. And here'sthe best part: it's
"Creating things with your hands, or creating code, creating programs, are just different ways to express creativity." – Elena Silenok, Founder, Clothia Having a hard time figuring out how to fit in an Hour of Code this year? Feeling left out of the fun because you are an art, music,
What: Every year we celebrate Computer Science Education week to emphasize that, in our information and knowledge economy, students need a strong set of coding and computer science skills. The Hour of Code is the by far the most popular way to take part, and we hope you'll join us! Nearly 150 million students have participated.