Hour of Code

Hour of Code
Posted on 12/16/2019
Image of books on how to write codeComputer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is a global event observed in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer, Admiral Grace Hopper. The goal is to get students to spend at least one hour hands-on with computer coding, which might spark an interest in computer science. This year, CSEdWeek was observed globally from December 9-13.

At Westside, with the help of the Librarian and parent volunteers, students have used their library time in December for Hour of Code. We have found that some students independently continued with these projects after the introductory week. We plan to host Hour of Code during the week of January 13-17, 2020. This change of dates is due to space constraints with the book fair in the library and the previous computer lab now being used for classes. Please look out for the EZVolunteer signup email in coming weeks.

In the meantime, interested students and parents can begin working on coding projects at the main site we use - https://hourofcode.com/us/learn. Students can select projects based on their comfort level with reading and computing experience. Some projects have the ability to sign-in and save progress using a Google account such as their k12.leanderisd.org login. The sign-in to save process is usually disabled during CSEdWeek due to the sheer volume of participants worldwide.