During the week of December 8th students in
Pottsgrove School District will have the opportunity to participate in the Hour
of Code with over 100,000,000 people around the world. Code.org created this event to encourage
students in grades K-12 to begin learning and exploring computer programming. The purpose of the Hour of Code is for all
students to take an hour of their day to engage in a self-guided tutorial to
learn how to write in code. This innovative event will take place at various times and in various classes around the district. No prior
knowledge is needed to participate and all ages are encouraged to join!
will partake in online tutorials created by Code.org such as Angry
Birds and Plants v. Zombies. Many leaders in the field of technology
will be featured speakers throughout the tutorials, including Mark
Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. This innovative event will take place
throughout the week at
all Pottsgrove schools. Please watch the
video below to learn more! We hope you
are able to join!
The Hour of Code requires the students to take on the role of real-world
computer programmers. Hadi Partovi, co-founder and CEO of Code.org
says, “This isn’t just about the tremendous job opportunities in
software – every 21st century child can benefit from learning this
foundational field.” Learning to code has many educational benefits
including the promotion of logical thinking, application of math and
problem solving skills.