by TeachThought Staff
The Hour of Code–or rather, week of code that is itself composed of hours–began yesterday. There are, according to the HoC website, 75004 individual events happening worldwide, which is stunning, and good news if you believe in digital literacy.
With that in mind, below is information for coding resources from the Khan Academy.
“Beginning (December 8th), millions of children in tens of thousands of classrooms across over 150 countries will be trying out code as part of Computer Science Education Week. We want to amplify this effort. Last year, 15 million students tried computer programming for at least one hour during Computer Science Education Week on Khan Academy and other platforms.
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.
Learn about the simple steps you can take to prepare your class for an hour of code the includes easy to understand interactive talk-through demonstrations fun coding challenges and a creative final project.
Hour of Webpages: This hour teaches your students to make their own webpages using the basics ofHTML and CSS, finishing with a holiday greeting card. Your students need good typing
skills and a keyboard to program in HTML/CSS. Recommended ages: 10+.
Hour of Databases: This hour teaches the fundamentals of databases, which are how apps store data about users and content.
Your students will use SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying, finishing with a project to create a database for an imaginary store. Your students need good typing skiils and a keyboard to program in SQL. Recommended ages: 12+.”
4 Hour Of Coding Resources From The Khan Academy