Hour of Code Demystifies Coding for Students Worldwide

November 30, 2016
Code.org
By Educator Innovator

The Hour of Code, a global movement to introduce students to the fundamentals of computer science organized by Educator Innovator partner Code.org, takes place next week, December 5–11.

Aimed at demystifying computer science and showing students that anyone can learn to code, the Hour of Code does not require any prior experience from students or teachers. HourofCode.com/learn has over 200 free, multi-language activities, including ones that apply to language arts, music, natural and social sciences, and more! All activities can be completed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and some don’t require any computer at all.

Teachers interested in hosting an Hour of Code event should check out the how-to guide, and can register their event on the Hour of Code website.

Why Computer Science?

Computing is the number one source of new wages in the U.S. There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide. Computer science graduates enjoy the second-highest starting salary and the highest full-time employment rate (76%) within six months of graduation, but most schools don’t teach computer science. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Join the movement at HourofCode.com.

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