December 9-15, 2013 was Computer Science Education Week. Darn. We missed it. Don’t judge … December got a little busy with school concert performances, the holidays … it was hard to fit something extra in. But after two weeks off, we’ve got all the time we need now. We’re well rested (hopefully) and so excited to be back at school (maybe), so why not start 2014 with a little time spent learning how to be basic computer programmers? Ripplers, we will be working through the tutorial Learn an Hour of Code, so get your Computer Science brains revved up and ready to tackle some drag and drop programming. Hold on! Wait! Don’t go there just yet. I’m sure you want your work to count and all, so before you begin, please check you email for instructions on how to log in and get started.
You never know … the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg may be amongst us, and all that’s needed is a little time to learn. We’ll start with basic code and then see where we want to venture next. Java Script? Python? We’ll have to see. After all, the physics puzzle app, Bubble Ball, was developed by a Grade 8 student in Utah in 2010 and he was only 14 years old.
If any of our readers have already participated in this program, we’d love to hear what you thought about it. What about the other tutorials from the Computer Science Education Week site? Have any Ripplers thought about or even tried developing an app before or worked with code?
image: Computer Testing by Zhao ! released under a CC Attribution license