Computer Science Education Week & Hour of Code

  • December 3-9, 2018 is Computer Science Education Week!  Computer Science Education Week is observed every year in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. 

    To celebrate Computer Science Education Week, Georgetown ISD is participating in an Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “coding”, programming, and Computer Science, and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a programmer, creator, and innovator!

    Want to Learn More about the Value of K-12 Computer Science Education or of the Hour of Code?


Hour of Code Video


GISD Hour of Code Events

  • Week of November 26-30, 2018

    • East View High School Library - Google CS First activities
      • Led by: Librarian Deah Twine & EVHS Computer Science Teacher Cheri Hammick
    • East View High School: Mr. Le's Algebra II & Math Models classes - Hour of Code dancing, robotics, and game design
      • Led by: Math Teacher Duan Le

    Throughout December 2018

    • Georgetown High School Library - Hour of Code activities
      • Led by: Librarian Susan Cooper

    Week of December 3-9, 2018

    • Carver Elementary Library - PreK & Kinder: BeeBots & Code-a-Pillar, 1st-5th: Hour of Code activities
      • Led by: Librarian Amanda Del Conte

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    • Texas State Capitol Building - Hour of Code
      • East View High School's AP Computer Science Principles class will travel to the Capitol to participate in an Hour of Code event
      • Hosted by: Cecilia Abbott, First Lady of Texas
      • Led by: EVHS Computer Science Teacher Cheri Hammick & Director of Digital Learning Kim Garcia
    • Georgetown High School - Hour of Code activities
      • Led by: Digital Learning Coach Kristin Thompson

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    • Georgetown High School - Hour of Code activities
      • Led by: Digital Learning Coach Kristin Thompson
    • Tippit Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Fundamentals of Computer Science, Instructional Technology Applications, Gateway to Engineering, & College and Career Readiness Classes - Hour of Code activities
      • Led by: Teacher Maria Mesa
    • Cooper Elementary 4th Grade Students - Student creation using Scratch Coding
      • Led by: Cooper 4th Grade Teachers
    • Carver Elementary Cafeteria - Family Code Night - 5:30-6:30 pm

    January 2019

    • Village Elementary Library - Hour of Code activities for 4th & 5th grade students
      • Led by: Librarian Nancy Ann Ling

    February 2019

    • Frost Elementary Library - Hour of Code activities for all students
      • Led by: Librarian Denise Mozingo
    • McCoy Elementary Library - Hour of Code activities for all students
      • Led by: Librarian Janae Pierce
    • Mitchell Elementary Library - Hour of Code activities
      • Led by: Librarian Gayla Mulligan
    • Purl Elementary Library - Hour of Code activities for all students
      • Led by: Librarian Amy Simpson

GISD Computer Science Education Week Ideas

  • Hour of Code Activities

    https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

     

    Robotics & Circuits Activities

    https://hourofcode.com/us/learn/robotics

    • Do you have access to Dash, Dot, or Cue robots, Ozobots, Sphero, littlebits, LEGO WeDo robots, or LEGO MINDSTORM robots?  These activities are for your students!
    • Lots of activities for students in PreK through 12th Grade
    • Need More Ideas? 
     

    Live Webinars on Computer Science Careers and Topics

    Hosted by SeeSaw - Wednesday, Dec. 5 & Thursday, Dec. 6

    • How Do You Build an App?
      • Learn the basic steps in building an app from Seesaw's co-founders
      • PreK-2: Wed, Dec 5, 11:30-11:45 AM:  Register
      • 3rd-8th Grade: Wed, Dec 5, 12:00-12:20 PM:  Register
    • Product Design 101: Design Thinking  
      • Meet Seesaw's product design team and see how features of Seesaw are built, tested, and revised using Design Thinking
      • All Grade Levels:  Wed, Dec 5, 12:45-1:05 PM:  Register 
    • Jobs in Computer Science: Peek into a Start Up   
      • Learn about jobs in computer science and meet a software engineer
      • PreK-2nd:  Thurs, Dec 6, 11:30-11:45 AM:  Register 
      • 3rd-8th Grade:  Thurs, Dec 6, 12:00-12:20 PM:  Register 
    • Girls Who Code
      • Meet the women who code and do other amazing jobs at Seesaw. Hear about their experiences working in technology
      • All Grade Levels:  Thurs, Dec 6, 12:45-1:05 PM:  Register 
     

    Let Us Know if Your Classroom/School is Participating!


GISD Beyond the Hour of Code 2018

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