“Hour of Code” is the coolest event around the corner.
Dec08

“Hour of Code” is the coolest event around the corner.

Welcome to CodeSpread! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer programming, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn programming. Hour of Code is planned to take place any time during CS Ed Week! What is CSEd week? Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) (Dec. 9-15), is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Code.org is the face behind. “Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming.” Hour of Code aims to demystify computer science for educators and students alike. Code.org is calling on students, teachers and parents to try one Hour of Code. Why so much effort? See this infographic here. Popularity + We are not surprised with the popularity gained by the initiative as it is being promoted by all the top programmers or enthusiast at the same time. See below Code.org video is #20 most shared ad of 2013 which features Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. “All these stars have made the programming world, what it is now today.” Online learning partner offers Code.org Code.org created the free tutorial in collaboration with engineers from Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook. Scratch Offers programming interactive stories, games, and animations. It is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. MIT Center for Mobile Learning @ The Media Lab Walk you through building three simple apps for your Android phone or tablet. KhanAcademy Offers basics of JavaScript programming . Codecademy Offers an interactive, student-guided introduction to the basics of CS through JavaScript. CodeHS Offers basics of programming with Karel the Dog, a fun, accessible and visual introduction to coding, where giving commands to a computer is just like giving commands to a dog. Code Avengers Offers basics of programming games, apps and websites. LightBot Offers core programming logic, starting from super-basic programming, on iOS or Android (or Web browser) Kodable Kodable is a self-guided iPad game that introduces kids 5+ to programming basics. Hopscotch Student-guided tutorial on the iPad using the Hopscotch programming language. Microsoft Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving,...

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Go Google : Santa Tracker
Dec06

Go Google : Santa Tracker

Google always surprises us with their creativity. This time also, they went to north pole to deliver us our own Santa. We have a dashboard here,which can be used to follow Santa. We may know where he’s at, and how he’s doing. The first thing that we notice here is the Countdown to Christmas eve. A great vacation ahead! Below,We can see elves are busy breaking the ice to get ready for Christmas. Other items we have here is, We can Follow Santa on a map, We can Learn more about places he has visited. In addition to all this, we have different games to play with, Just click and go! Link:...

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