To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), Code.org with the support of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, the Boys & Girls Clubs, the College Board, the NSTA, NCTM, and dozens of other partners are organizing the largest initiative of its kind: a campaign to get 10 million students of all ages to try computer science for one hour. I’m writing to ask your help.
What is the Hour of Code? For all grade levels, no experience needed It’s a one-hour intro to computer science for all ages– on a browser, smartphone, or even “unplugged”. We invite teachers from all disciplines to host an Hour of Code in US classrooms during Computer Science Education Week. Code.org will provide tutorials that require no prior experience, featuring lectures by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, as well as Angry Birds.
Most students are intimidated by computer science. This campaign is a chance to inspire them to try, and expose all students to skills foundational to success in today’s world. Consider recruiting all your teachers to get involved: share this brochure, and this homemade how-to video. See http://hourofcode.com for details
Prizes for EVERY Educator!
Every educator who hosts an Hour of Code will get a gift of 10GB of free DropBox storage. And one participating school in every state will win a full class-set of laptops. Just register your school’s participation by Nov. 1 to qualify.
Please, start planning now and help make a difference. Let’s make history, Dec 9-15. http://hourofcode.com