Explore the Code

coding, computers, programming, hour of codeCan anybody learn to code? Can anybody teach code? According to the experts at code.org, the answer is YES! Join me, my computers, coding, programmingdaughter, and millions of others around the globe as we get introduced to coding through the Hour of Code December 8 – 14, 2014.

Once I watched the introductory video and saw firsthand how they will teach us step-by-step (with even the possibility of learning with Anna and Elsa from Frozen), I decided to sign my daughter and I up to learn. They even have a course for pre-readers so any age can learn.

Consider joining us this week for The Hour of Code!

You may also want to check out what Khan Academy has to offer for The Hour of Code:

The Hour of Code is an hour-long introduction to computer programming that’s both fun and free. At Khan Academy, we’ve crafted several different Hour of Code lessons that require no prior experience. Try one or try them all and get new badges for each lesson in the process!

Hour of Drawing with Code: Learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages via two great options:

  • Drag-and-drop: experimental block-based coding for those with less-developed typing skills and on tablet devices (ages 8+).
  • Typing: keyboard-based coding (ages 10+).

Hour of Webpages: Learn to make your own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).

Hour of Databases: Learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying (ages 12+).


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See also:

Teaching Technology

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Education, Homeschool, Gap Year

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2 thoughts on “Explore the Code

  1. I must confess that we could not wait until tomorrow to begin. So, daughter and I completed the 20 Anna and Elsa coding lessons and began the Angry Bird lessons…before she was ready to move on to other things. I hope to see her spend more time in the coming weeks learning to code.

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