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:

Hour of Code Website
Computer Science Education Week Website

Visit Chabot’s Virtual Library For More Coding Resources

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.