Hour of Code
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. This year it will occur during Computer Science Education Week, December 6-12, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Take a look at these resources!
"Coding is everywhere now." Chris Luchs
Exposing students to coding gives them access to logical and systematic thought processes and problem-solving. CSEdWeek was founded as a call to action to raise awareness about the need to elevate computer science education at all levels and to underscore the critical role of computing in all careers.
Hour of Code Links and Resources
Code.org Hour of Code Activities for all grades
For the biggest haul of Hour of Code activities, make sure to visit
https://hourofcode.com/usfor a wealth of one-hour tutorials designed for all grade bands in over 45 languages. Pick your tech, pick your grade band and select from multiple activities to start your journey!
Cutout4cs for elementary school
Anyone can teach the #CutOut4CS lessons – no computer science background is required.
#CutOut4CS lessons are designed specifically for 3rd and 4th-grade teachers. Using a cookie design scenario and Scratch (programming language), #CutOut4CS uniquely fuses mathematics and Computer Science. The lessons can be used for an hour once a day during CSEdWeek or even as a full-day (5 hours) experience. #CutOut4CS lessons illuminate computational thinking experiences and focus on content standards in Operations & Algebraic Thinking. The Teaching & Learning Collaborative and TECH CORPS partnered on the creation of the #CutOut4CS lessons. Get more information and register here:
CSED week resources
The CSEdWeek theme this year highlights the impact that computer science is making everywhere & the relationship that computer science has to different subjects, industries, career paths, & our everyday lives. Visit the Teach area to meet computer Science heroes, and the Inspire area find a wealth of welcoming activities or events for your students, such as the Poem Art Hour of Code.
Data Science Earth Day
Estimate the impact of global warming at your location using a simple cosine function and some climate data
Data Science: Earth Day in which students create a simple cosine wave model of the temperature variations at their location and then they add a shift in temperature to see the effect of global warming on the number of frosty days per year or the number of days of < 50 F weather which is relevant to mosquitos. There is an option to download the data to a spreadsheet for further analysis.
This year BlocksCad offers Modeling a Virus with Code- students will think about how both viruses and our immune systems have engineered their own biological components over time. They will use BlocksCAD to understand and sculpt a virus, learning how the surface marker proteins are essential to understanding our immune response.
If you and your students are beginners at BlocksCAD, try one of our prior year's Hour of Code activities first!
Robot Lesson (beginner)
Snowflake Lesson (intermediate)
Or the math integrated lessons offered for different grade bands:
3rd Grade: Bar graphs and variables
4th Grade: Unit conversion, area, and variables
5th Grade: Coordinates and modules
3rd - 5th geometry: Transformations
6th Grade: Volume and variables
7th Grade: Circle area, modules, and loops
8th Grade: Volume, variables, and functions
6th - 8th geometry: Scale factors
High School: Rotations, loops, and modules.
BlocksCad blocks-based programming interface is easy to use, so teachers and students spend less time getting started and more time on important, and aligned, content standards.BlocksCAD is the graphical, engaging, and effective way to teach coding, where the outcome is improved math & computer science skills.
|The Foos||Lightbot||Sphere Robot Ball|
|Ozobots||Ozoblockly.com||Star Wars (code.org)|
|BB8||MIT App Inventor||Earsketch|
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