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TI Challenge - Participate in The Hour of Code 2014

posted Dec 3, 2014, 10:53 AM by Brian Hamm   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 11:32 AM ]

Hello Teachers,

The week of Dec. 8-14 is Computer Science Education Week. Code.org is hosting a massive world-wide campaign to encourage tens of million students to try an Hour of Code. Our ASFM students will be participating during their technology class for that week or other activities. You can participate too and join the next tech challenge!

What's an Hour of Code?

I's a one-hour introduction to Computer Science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. There will be a variety of hour-long tutorials anybody can do - online, on a laptop or idevice, or even unplugged! No experience or prep is needed from teachers or students. More information here.

Anybody can host an Hour of Code anytime, but the campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Is it one specific hour? No. You can do the Hour of Code anytime during this week.

How to register?

Just follow these steps.

  1. Go to http://hourofcode.org
  2. Go to "Try It". 
  3. Sign in. Create your account. 

What's the challenge?

  1. Choose between: "Tutorials for Beginners - Write your first computer program" or "Code with Anna and Elsa"
  3. Complete at least 17 out of the 20 steps.
  4. When finished, take a screenshot (Shift-Command-4) of the whole top part of the screen, which includes the levels completed and your name. Like this: 
  5. Send the screenshot to tech.integration@asfm.edu.mx  Subject: Hour of Code - YourName
  6. Deadline: Midnight, December 14, 2014.

Ways to participate:

  • Elem teachers: attend your scheduled Technology Class that week and participate together with your students.
  • Elem & MSHS: Come to the TI Office during a prep time and work together on coding with a tech integration specialist.
  • Do an hour of code at home or on your own, complete a lesson, and take a screenshot (Shift-Command-4) of your acheivement. 


Participants will enter a lottery for a chance to win 1 of 3 personalized trophies, custom-made on our very own 3D printer!

Happy coding!