December 5-11 is Computer Science Education Week featuring the “Hour of Code”, a nationwide campaign to celebrate computer science and coding for kids of all ages. Ms. Ettinger, Chabot’s Library Media Teacher, will be using Hour of Code hands-on tutorials next week during regular media classes for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
The Hour of Code is a fantastic way to give kids the experience of programming a computer. Through age-appropriate tutorials kids learn constructive computer use, nurture creativity, and improve problem-solving skills. You can learn more about Hour of Code using these links:
Beyond the Hour of Code there are many ways for kids to learn and practice coding. Ms. Ettinger’s Virtual Library contains a variety of links for exploring online coding tutorials and visual programming tools. Check under the Coding Computer Science heading.