Hour of Code at DSBN

Computer Science Education Week (Dec 7th-13th)


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Coordinated by

The Goal:

100 schools across the Niagara Region
10 classes within each school
17,000 students
One hour of coding


1,000,000 minutes of coding!

The Reason

Developing computational skills is important for 21st Century Learners.

Coding calls for problem-solving, creativity, and communication. By nurturing these skills, you will grow more confident, competent students. Having your class participate in the Hour of Code activities will introduce your students to a world of possibilities.

And… prizes will be awarded to schools with the highest participation rate. Help win electronic devices for your school!

In addition, for every educator that submits hours toward this global inititive, Hour of Code will be giving a $10 gift card towards Amazon.com, iTunes or Windows Store as a thank-you gift!

Sponsors helping us create a prepared future generation

Supporters

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce Niagara Falls, Canada

Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce

Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a global movement impacting tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Every hour of code exposes the students to fundamental computing concepts on a level playing field, starting with the earliest learners, inspiring today’s generation of students to build technology.

Why is this important?

Developing computational skills is important for 21st Century Learners. Coding calls for problem-solving, creativity, and communication. By nurturing these skills, you will grow more confident, competent students. Having your class participate in the Hour of Code activities will introduce your students to a world of possibilities.

And… prizes will be awarded to schools with the highest participation rate. Help win electronic devices for your school!

How can I participate?

Take an hour during the week of December 7th to work on a coding activity with your class.

Choose an activity that will capture your students’ imaginations. There are great Coding activities to meet the needs of all ages. There are also “unplugged” activities that promote the use of coding skills.

All of these lessons can be found at the following website: https://code.org/learn. The lessons are ready to go, and they include teacher’s notes.

Here are some examples to check out on the website:

Many more activities at https://code.org/learn and Teacher Resources available here.

But I don't have access to a computer lab!

That's OK! We have have a list of activities that don't require computers! Take a look!

Who do I call for help?

The IT4 Learning Team is happy to help you choose an activity if you are stuck for one. Please contact us through e-mail: DSBN IT4 Learning or call extension 54061.