[Itech] Fwd: Get Involved in Hour of Code
franklit at ohio.edu
Tue Oct 29 05:51:36 EDT 2013
If you are in a K-12 school system (around the world) then you may want to
think about participating in this one!
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From: Chris Stephenson <cstephenson at hq.acm.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Subject: Get Involved in Hour of Code
To: csta-announcements at csta.acm.org
Last week, we announced the Hour of Code to the world. Now backed by
Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Mark Zuckerberg, CSTA, the
College Board, Boys & Girls Clubs, and over 100 other partners, we’re
getting closer to 10 million students trying one Hour of Code during Dec.
9-15. We still need your help.
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Please
join us at:
*Learn to code - from Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds*
Code.org will provide tutorials for any browser, tablet, phone, even
unplugged. Our own tutorial will feature Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry
Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. We’ll share a preview for feedback in
*Win laptops or a video chat with Bill Gates for your class*
50 schools who organize an Hour of Code for the entire school will win a
class-set of laptops. 50 more will win video chats with Bill Gates, Jack
Dorsey, or other tech leaders. So far, we have 990 "entire school"
submissions. You can see the list of schools at
http://csedweek.org/events/schools. In some states, your school will be the
first to sign up, making your chances of winning exceptional. The deadline
is Nov. 15, so register now. More info about prizes can be found athttp://
*How can you help?*
* Ask your entire school to participate - download and share this handout
and video with your teacher or principal athttp://csedweek.org/school
* Participate yourself (or with your child). Set aside one hour during Dec.
* At work, schedule a 1-hour team event to learn together.
* In your community, recruit a local group. Or host an Hour of Code "block
* Share on your social networks why you’re hosting an Hour of Code. Ask
friends to join.
No experience needed *
We owe it to today’s students to start with one hour. CSEdWeek (Dec. 9-15)
is in 7 weeks! Get started. Go to csedweek.org.
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*"A teacher affects eternity; [she]he can never tell where the influence
stops." - Henry Adams
*Dr. Teresa Franklin
Professor, Instructional Technology
313D McCracken Hall*, *Dept. Educational Studies
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
also: franklinteresa at gmail.com
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