This week students across the globe all join in on “The Hour of Code”; where (for 1 hour) they participate in self-guided, online tutorials that teach the language of computer coding. Code.org initiated this movement that has grown by the millions throughout the years.
At La Joya ISD, our schools have been planning and conducting tons of activities that support “The hour of Code” celebration. While some teachers designed lessons geared towards coding in core and elective classes, others took an entire day to focus on the coding initiative.
No matter the subject area, all grade levels were exposed to different activities (plugged and unplugged) that dealt with the coding process and computer science. Some students even received a certificate of completion thru the Code.org website.
Because of events such as “The Hour of Code” participants discover that coding is a part of our everyday lives and learn to create through computer science.