During Computer Science Education week, December 8-14, our school joined the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. This year, 95 million students worldwide participated in the hour of code. Here, you will find the current totals. http://hourofcode.com/us
Glenmoor was lucky to have several volunteers from Salesforce.com run our event, headed by one of our own parents, Vijay Devadhar. Vijay said, “It was an amazing experience to introduce kids to fundamentals of computer science with lot of ‘ah..I get it’ reactions from the kids throughout the day. I could see them make the connection from day to day gadgets like smartphones, and tablets to the logical ideas that drive such electronics. Also, upon seeing women among volunteers, one of the 6th grade girls commented that she had never realized that girls can code too. All in all a great experience and looking forward to repeat the event next year.” Here are a few images from the two days.
Additionally, Salesforce.com is donating $2,000 to our school to help with technology needs. Salesforce.com wrote an article on the Hour of Code world-wide event.
Did your student enjoy Hour of Code? Do he/she want to do more of the puzzles? With any computer connected to the internet, join Glenmoor’s online group “Beyond the Hour of Code.” You will need to have an email address to register: http://studio.code.org/join/QVQOVG
If you don’t have access to a computer, try one in the local library.