Students in Grades 3 through 5 will be participating in the Hour of Code!
The Hour of Code national campaign has an ambitious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science. Guiteras students will use the "Write Your First Computer Program" activity at school.
The activity's description is "Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms."
By participating in the an Hour of Code project, we take another step toward to the goal that "the Library should be more of a kitchen than a grocery store" (Joyce Valenza, TED Talk). Students will be learning how to create content - in this case code.
There are many other activities - both online and offline - available for family fun at home. The offline activities only require a paper, pencil or other common household items to enjoy.