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Hour of Code 2017

posted Nov 30, 2017, 12:40 PM by Diana Salda–a

Can you believe it's been five years already? This is the fifth year of the Hour of Code. During the week of December 4-10, students and teachers are encouraged to spend some time to learn to code and join millions of students from around the world.

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

This year, let's make it even bigger. I’m asking you to join the Hour of Code 2017. Please get involved with an Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10.

Spend some time with your students or try the Hour of Code yourself—everyone can benefit from learning the basics.

Get started at http://hourofcode.com/us

Don't forget to share what you and your students are doing and include the hashtags #HourOfCode #AsfmLearns

Happy coding!