NOHS Introduces "Hour of Code"
As a part of the push towards technology education, NOPS is introducing a new computer science event from Code.org's "Hour of Code." This new event is to introduce the basic necessities to coding and allows students interested in the field to test the water. It has become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Students will participate in coding activities that revolve around popular brands, such as MineCraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Flappy Birds, and many more.
The goal of the Hour of Code is not to teach anybody to become an expert computer scientist in one hour. One hour is only enough to learn that computer science is fun and creative, that it is accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background. The measure of success of this campaign is not in how much CS students learn - the success is reflected in broad participation across gender and ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and the resulting increase in enrollment and participation we see in CS courses at all grade levels. Millions of the participating teachers and students have decided to go beyond one hour - to learn for a whole day or a whole week or longer, and many students have decided to enroll in a whole course (or even a college major) as a result.
Over 100 million students have experienced the Hour of Code worldwide, and NOPS students will be adding to that number next week. Every student that takes a technology class with Mr. Vanness will partake in the event. Hour of Code takes place during National Computer Science Education week, which is December 3-9.
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