Tag: Hour of Code

2019 Dance Party Spoilers

Are you ready for the Hour of Code? I know I am, and here are a few spoilers you can share with your students this week! New Songs “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “If I Can’t Have You” by Shawn Mendes “Never Really Over” by Katy Perry “High Hopes” ...

Welcome to Computer Science Education Week

Three Issaquah staff had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Computer Science Education Week Kickoff event today at the University of Washington. Valerie Buck, Instructional Technolgy Specialist, Amy Krohn, 5th grade Science Tech Teacher/Ed Tech Lead, and Monique Cabellon, Math Specialist/Ed Tech Lead, attended the event where Code.org and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) ...

Hour of Code – Content Connections

  Want to participate in Hour of Code but worried about taking time away from core content? Why not integrate it! Here are some connections to our ISD Curriculum: SeeSaw has many activities in their library that combine coding and core content. Check out these examples that integrate with science, healthy choices, or reading. The ...

Seesaw To Have Class Webinars During Computer Science Week

Computer Science week is just around the corner from December 3-9, 2018 .  If you are looking for a way to help your students learn about topics in computer science from experts in the field, check out Seesaw’s lineup of 15-20 minute webinars.  As they say on their recent post about the event, “See and ...

Hour of Code 2018

Since 2009 Computer Science Education Week has been celebrated during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday on December 9. The week began as a call to action to raise awareness and elevate computer science education at all levels, including K-5, and underscore the critical role of computing in all careers. In 2013 Code.org organized ...

3 Tips To Help Get Students Coding In Your Classroom By Common Sense Education

Common Sense Media’s Education site is a great resource for teachers looking for lesson plans, ed-tech reviews and teacher strategies.  As a part of Computer Science Education Week (December 4-8), they have put a great resource, including a video and tip sheet that explains 3 ways to help get your students coding in your classroom.  ...

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Cougar Ridge Students Learn to Code Micro Bits

Hour of Code 2015 from Tech Tosa This week, many teachers (and their students) across the district participated in Hour of Code, an annual celebration of computer programming and the engineering/design process. One of those teachers is Julie Hembree, librarian at Cougar Ridge. Through her work participation in the Microsoft Innovative Educators program, she struck ...

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Hour of Code adds Minecraft module

This week, Code.org announced that they have partnered with the folks behind Minecraft to create a Minecraft module for Hour of Code. Your guide is Jens, the lead programmer behind Minecraft. You get to choose between coding Alex or Steve (your students will know why that’s cool.) This module teaches code similarly to the Star ...