TUSD Celebrates Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code, December 3-9
- November 30, 2018
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
The Tustin Unified School District is celebrating Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code, December 3-9. The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning effort, celebration, and awareness event. HourofCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for grades kindergarten through twelve. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones – some don’t require any computer at all. Tustin Unified has participated in the Hour of Code for the last five years and has excited and engaged students of all levels in learning how to code.
This year, TUSD is introducing the Swift Playgrounds app to students. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for the iPad that makes learning the coding language swift, interactive and fun. It requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out.
Additionally, Tustin Unified is asking teachers to share their Hour of Code activities on social media using the hashtags #TUSDprojectcode and #HourOfCode.
Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). The Hour of Code campaign involves over 180 countries and nearly 100 million students. It is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. The belief is 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.
TUSD is preparing its students to be Future Ready!