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Computer Science Education Week 2014

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If there seems to be an app for almost everything these days, thank the growing interest in teaching and learning computer science and engineering.

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 8 to 14, 2014, with a host of classroom activities and events designed to inspire the next generation of inventors and programmers.

Kick off the week by organizing an Hour of Code. Join 1.5 million people from around the world in creating fun, hands-on sessions that ignite interest and open opportunities in the wonderful world of computing.

Want to get more girls interested in computer science? Chill out! The nonprofit Code.org has teamed up with Disney Interactive on a tutorial that lets young programmers help Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa make ice fractals and skating patterns using a visual drag-and-drop program called “Blockly” to create a string of commands. Older students can toggle to see the JavaScript on which it is based.

The Computer Science Education Week site includes classroom activities for every grade level, including this secret codes exercise for middle school students.

 

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