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Hour of Code | December 9

  • The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2021 Computer Science Education Week is December 6-12, with CHISD hosting a districtwide online campaign December 9 from 6-8PM.


    Why is this important?

    Technology is transforming every industry on the planet. In 2015, 7 million openings in the U.S. were in occupations—including art and design—that value coding skills. We know that regardless of what our students do when they grow up, whether they go into medicine, business, politics, or the arts, knowing how to build technology will give them confidence and a competitive edge.


    How to participate:

    1. Use your district provided chromebook to participate.
    2. Visit https://hourofcode.com/us/learn and select an activity to complete.
    3. Post a video or picture of your project, use the hashtag #LonghornsCode, and tag @cedarhillisd in your post.
    4. The first 50 scholars who post their project using the assigned hashtag will win a prize.
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