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Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week
Posted on 12/14/2017
By: Kevin McGonegal

Tech CornerIt's a big week in the world of educational technology as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week! At the Haggerty School, we have the luxury of observing an entire "Month of Coding," as we focus on activities that promote computational thinking, computer programming, and coding during tech classes throughout the month of December (this week, JK, K, 1, and 5 classes have begun, while the rest of our students will begin next week).

We live in a world dependent on technology and we know that in whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on an understanding of how technology works. By participating in this "Month of Code," it is my hope that our students will be developing an interest in what's happening "under the hood" of the technology we use, and that we will be sparking their imaginations as they begin to devise what technology will bring us in the future.

Learn more at the links below, and try out one of the many "Hour of Code" activities with your family!

Computer Science Education Week
Hour of Code Activities
Scratch Jr. (Great free app for students K-2!) 
Scratch (Great web-based programming language for older students)
This week's Google Doodle, Learn to Code