What is the Hour of Code?
Once a year during Computer Science Education week, groups of students and teachers in hundreds of locations all over the globe spend an hour coding together.
It’s a session designed to take the mystery out of coding and to provide an introduction to computer science.
In just one hour, using a range of different on screen and off screen tutorial options, students learn about the scale of coding, why it is important for our future, how it will be used to create the future and the pure creative possibilities that exist in the world of coding.
The aim is not to convince everyone to take computer science classes, but to foster a curiosity for how coding fits into our lives now, and how it will help create our futures.
Why is the Hour of Code important?
200,000 educators worldwide take part in coding activities for 60 minutes, to inspire students and communities to understand what coding is, and why it is important in our futures.
“Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”
How do I join in on the Hour of Code?
Discovery Lab will be running Hour of Code tutorials around New Zealand during Computer Science week, so stay tuned and make sure you join in!
Computer Science week 2017: 4 – 10 December