We live in a world surrounded by technology.And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history:The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13).
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Hour of Code is an initiative to get students to spend an hour of time learning to program/code. It is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
Here at Ilan Ramon Day School, all students in 1st - 5th grade will participate in the Hour of Code during the week of December 7-13, and will continue with the coding lessons throughout the school year. For more information on this global event, go to http://hourofcode.com/us.
Our Hour of Code is a statement that Ilan Ramon Day School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills.To learn more about what we do every week in computers, find activities for your children to do at home, and expose them to programs where they can learn to code, please visit the school's Computer Lab Website.
Jill Miller, Technology Teacher
Posted on Mon, November 30, 2015
by Yuri Hronsky