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The Hour of Code is less than week away! Huzzah!
What is the Hour of Code?
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. And if you are just learning about the Hour of Code now, it is still not too late to join!
Everything You Need To Join the Hour of Code
- Join the Hour of Code with Kodable in just 5 simple steps
- Visit our Hour of Code page for unplugged activities, and a link to our web version!
- Watch out Hour of Code video playlist:
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Looking for something to do for an hour? We have put our heads together and come up with a list of 10 great activities you can try!
1. Watch 1/3 of The Hobbit
2. Listen to 16 covers of Shake It Off
3. Get your photos developed
4. Post an awesome Facebook status
5. Watch all of the Likes roll in
6. Participate in a Twitter Chat
7. Get a six pack
8. Call your mom
9. Troubleshoot the WiFi network
10. Participate in the Hour of Code!
Yea…we like this idea the best too.
Did you miss a #KidsCanCode Chat? Do you have a question that you think we may have answered in one of our #KidsCanCode Chats? Well, I have great news for you…we have an entire archive of our past chats! And they are now super easy to find!
Skim through some of our previous chats for resources, or check out/contribute to the #KidsCanCode Community Google Doc!
Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday at 8pm EST for #KidsCanCode!
Join us every Tuesday at 8pm EST for our #KidsCanCode Chat!
I hope that you fastened your seat belt for this week’s chat! In this latest edition of #KidsCanCode Chat, we answered everyone’s most pressing coding questions, and covered a TON of topics including everything from Ozobots, to Middle School programming activities, to encouraging authentic reflections.
Even more importantly, we created this incredibly useful #KidsCanCode Community Directory.
Looking for coding activities for 4th graders? Check the directory. Curious to see if anyone is facing the same challenges as you when implementing a coding curriculum? Check the directory.
Even MORE importantly, add yourself to the #KidsCanCode Community Directory!
Help us create a more complete PLN and help those who may just be starting out our looking for help.
And as always, join us for #KidsCanCode every Tuesday at 8pm EST!
I have a confession to make. This is very hard for me to admit now, but I didn’t always complete the assigned reading when there was a movie available. 😯 What do Sense and Sensibility, To Kill Mockingbird, and Pride and Prejudice all have in common?
Because I have an amazing tip that is going to save you a TON of time! Thankfully, I have channeled my inner deviance here at Kodable HQ for the greater good, and helped to create some resources that are going to help you easily prepare your Kodable coding curriculum. 🙂
I just downloaded Kodable…now what?
When chatting with teachers who are just starting to use Kodable, the most common question I get is the most obvious one, “What do I do next?” At Kodable, we always recommend reading the Kodable Learning Guide, which still remains the go-to source for everything Kodable. However, sometimes you just don’t have the time, energy, or motivation to sit down, read the whole guide, and begin prepping your lesson plan. Or perhaps you are just a visual learner, and don’t want to waste time reading something that you might not retain.
Kodable’s Getting Started Playlist
If you fall into any of the above categories, I suggest you take FULL advantage of one of the most underused resources we have, our Getting Started with Kodable YouTube Playlist. Here’s a little secret: ALL OF THE MAIN POINTS COVERED IN THE LEARNING GUIDE ARE ON VIDEO!
Quickly learn all of the programming concepts taught in Smeeborg including sequence, conditions, and loops:
Sequence in Kodable
Conditions in Kodable
Loops in Kodable
Looking for tutorials?
Confused or have questions about some of the teacher tools in Kodable such as setting up a class or tracking your student’s progress? We have videos to help you with this too!
Creating a Class in Kodable
Tracking Student Progress in Kodable
Questions or comments?
If you find these videos helpful, be sure to let us know. Or if you think you would benefit from a video tutorial on another subject, we would love to hear this as well. 🙂