The Hour of Code™ at Edison

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. That is why Edison will be joining in on the largest learning event in history:

The Hour of Code™, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-14, 2018). 

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Since 2013, more than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Students in every class at Edison, from TK through 5th, will participate in a one-hour introductory lesson in computer coding. During this lesson, they may explore questions such as:

  • What is coding?
  • Why is it important to learn about coding and technology?
  • What is an algorithm?
  • What apps can I use to learn to code?

Students will also learn some basic coding commands by using one of the many coding games linked on this page and available to them through their Clever home page.

Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Edison is committed to teaching foundational 21st-century skills. We want to make our Hour of Code a memorable event for all Edison students! 

To learn more, please watch some of the videos on this page with your student or follow the links for more learning resources. You may also visit http://hourofcode.com/us for more details. Encourage your child to try out the 1-hour coding lessons at home. Free lessons can be found at: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

Learning Resources

Coding Games & Tutorials What is the Internet? Why Learn to Code? Why Computer Science?
Code Studio
Tynker
Scratch
Scratch Jr.
Coding with Disney      
MonsterCoding What is Coding? What is an Algorithm? Think like a Computer
CodeSpark Academy
LightBot
Kodable
CoSpaces Edu
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“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”