This week at Elitha Donner and across the nation are working on The Hour of Code. It is a fun way for students to learn about computer science and coding. High tech jobs of the future will require skills like coding. We hope that this one hour of exposure may inspire our students to become the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg! Coding is for both boys and girls.
Here are some links to check out.
More information about coding.
70 million down, 30 million to go
When the Hour of Code launched a year ago, we had no idea how fast it would spread. To date, 70M students have tried the Hour of Code.
This week, across 180 countries, millions of people are learning new skills that can change the rest of their lives. The Hour of Code 2014 is already twice as big as last year!
(The tutorials are available in over 30 languages and taught in 180+ countries, try one now!)
Halfway through the week, 15 million students have tried the Hour of Code around the world — including a pretty special student, the President of the United States.
Barack Obama became the first US President to program a computer, to show that anybody start learning computer science. And in a video message to kick off the Hour of Code, he urged every young person to learn more about how technology works this week. Watch him write his first line of code.
Thank you I can’t believe our ambitious goal to reach 100M students is in reach. We’re seeing a sea-change in education and it’s thanks to the collective effort of 200 partners… and you. Your personal stories and support have made this the best job I could ever imagine.
Hadi Partovi, #moveForward