Come Join Us For the Hour Of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement to introduce learners of all ages to the world of coding and computer programming.  Schools, businesses, and nonprofits organize events in their communities during Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).  This year, CSEdWeek will be celebrated from December 5th-11th.  You can check out the website at this link.  Anyone can host an Hour of Code event. Last year, I led students at the East Boston EEC in learning different skills that are important in computer programming.

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We will be participating in the Hour of Code again this year with BPS Tech!  They’ve created an entire website with information on different events happening during the week.  BPS has also curated a collage of activities and apps that you can play with your child, no matter if you’re using your smartphone, your tablet or iPad, your laptop, or desktop computer. You can access them on the page for “Resources for Elementary Schools”. Also, check out Code.org:

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Featured games that are appropriate for your child’s grade level include:

  1. Kodable
  2. Box Island
  3. Light Bot
  4. My First Computer
  5. Peep: Nature Walk
  6. Puppy Adventure

PBS Kids also features dozens of intereactive science games on their website.

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Lastly, you can refer back to our Resources page for several apps and websites that are great for helping your child to explore STEAM.

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