The Hour of Code is Coming!

26 Nov The Hour of Code is Coming!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works, and even fewer of us are learning how to create with technology.

That’s why La Porte County Public Library is partnering with the Skill Up Network and area schools to join in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9). As partners in education, library locations that reside in each local school district will offer after-school robotics and coding challenges during the week of December 3. Our Hour of Code Classes are designed to inspire kids to code and create.

Micro:bit – Rolling Prairie
Use a BBC micro:bit to code a rock, paper, scissors game; a beating heart; or a scrolling led name badge.

Play & Learn/Stories & More Bee-Bots – Main
Learn basic coding skills by navigating Bee-Bot from one location to another on a grid.

MaKey MaKey – Coolspring
Complete musical challenges using Scratch coding and MaKey MaKey.

Lego Mindstorms and Lego WeDo 2.0 – Hanna
Use motors, sensors, and bricks to build a Lego sculpture and code it to move, react, light up, and make sounds.

Bitsbox – Main
Learn to program in JavaScript by creating apps that work on computers and handheld devices. Code a pie to explode, make a robot dance, and send homework into a black hole.

The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.