This year’s annual Hour of Code is scheduled for December 7-13. Teaching students coding skills promotes critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and teaches critical computer science skills. In my middle school computer education classes, my students work on their coding coursework for approximately 45 minutes weekly. I think teaching students how to code is one of the most critical skills we can teach our students to prepare them for the workforce and to equip them with 21st century skills.
Sign your class up at code.org to join the Hour of Code movement. There are even prizes!
Code.org has released new coding tutorials in the past few weeks based on Minecraft and Star Wars. My classes tried them out on Friday and loved them. Check them out for yourself at Code Studio.
Any other ways you plan on using coding skills in your classroom?
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This post is not a sponsored post. I just love and use the resources at code.org and promote their use in every classroom!