Computer Science Education Week
Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career. It’s the art of blending human ideas and digital tools. Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more. That’s why Idaho Digital Learning Alliance is challenging all Idaho students, teachers and parents to an “Hour of Code.”
Do something fun and rewarding and participate in an “Hour of Code” through one of the fun tutorials. Oh and by the way…all participants are eligible to WIN AN iPAD MINI or an Amazon Gift Card!
Complete an Hour of Code
What is an Hour of Code? It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, brought to you by Code.org, where anyone can learn the basics. Click on the button to complete an Hour of Code.
Sign up for the drawing!
Every Idaho student, teacher, parent, and others who completes an Hour of Code may enter into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card or an iPad! There will be one (1) gift card winner chosen per category; PreK-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, 7th-9th grade, 10th-12th grade and Adult and one (1) grand prize winner of an iPad chosen from all categories. Be sure to print or save your certificate of completion as this will be required to claim the prizes.
IDLA will offer Live Support during the week to assist anyone who may be struggling to complete an Hour of Code or just simply have question.
Live Support will be available during these days and time. All time are MST
Click on the day to access the correct Zoom Room.
Integrate an Hour of Code into your classroom
For teachers interested in integrating an Hour of Code into their classrooms, IDLA is here to help. We have experts on hand to meet with you one-on-one to go over tips, tricks and best practices of teaching an Hour of Code. Click on the button to schedule time for training.
As you participate and complete the Hour of Code let everyone know by using: #hourofcodeID
Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. – Steve Jobs