The Hour of Code is a global initiative aimed at increasing awareness and participation in coding and is particularly focused on children at school-going age. This year’s Hour of Code occurs from 7th-13th December and we are encouraging all schools to get involved.
What’s needed to get involved?
- Go to www.hourofcode.com/ie
- Register your school online via the orange sign upbutton
- Get your students coding by hitting the orange try itbutton.
It’s really that simple! Teachers just need to be able to get their students to the website above. After clicking the “try it” button students will be guided by videos and demonstrations to build their first game. Teachers are not required to have any experience of coding and the website makes learning extremely easy for the students with age-appropriate material.
It’s surprisingly easy and a set of Teacher’s Notes is provided if the teacher wants to get involved at a deeper level.
This is an ideal opportunity to get your class involved in coding and areas such as Star Wars, Minecraft and Frozen characters will keep the students engaged. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s free.
Remember, there’s absolutely no technical knowledge required and students will work their way through the website at their own pace in roughly an hour. Go for it!