"Hour of Code" is coming up! It is a great opportunity to give kids of all ages an introduction to code. "Code" is a scary word for many (me included), but after looking at the website for the "Hour of Code" I think it is intriguing!
Check out the website: http://hourofcode.com/
It has great ideas for every level of skill, and every age learner; from 4 to 104! The website has several videos to get students (and teachers) excited. There are 1 minute, 5 minute, and 9 minute videos starring some well known coders, and some well know non-coders who are coding for the first time.
The "Hour of Code" will take place December 8-14, and the plan is to get as many people coding that week as possible. The goal is that tens of millions of people in over 180 countries will code for 1 hour that week.
You can participate in "Hour of Code" as an individual learner, as a teacher with your class, or facilitate the whole school. There are activities all set up to go and available online for computers, devices, and there are even ideas for classrooms without internet access. You can do the activities on one to one devices, pairs, or small groups. The activities are very flexible, and they have ideas for all!
Check out the "Hour of Code" website and start planning! Your Ed Tech will help you. Engagement, Engagement, Engagement! Students will love it and learn to code while they play.