Hour of Code in GCISD

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The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. It was launched in December of 2013 to demystify and promote Computer Science. Hour of Code has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Over 200 million students have participated since its inception. Join the movement!

GCISD is a Code.org affiliate district. Materials are copyright Code.org or GCISD, where specified.

Why in GCISD? Computer science in grades K-8:

  • Supports the GCISD Portrait of a Graduate by teaching computational thinking in order to develop skilled problem solvers.
  • Provides instruction that demystifies coding and programming.
  • Encourages students to be creators rather than consumers of technology.
  • Intentionally promotes opportunities for all learners to engage in computational thinking.
  • Is based on K-8 technology applications standards and vertically aligned with high school computer science standards.

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