Hour of Code Week

Hour of Code is a computer science education initiative celebrated during Computer Science Week, which is the first full week in December. This year it will be December 3-9 and AAPLD is ready for some coding!

Monday, December 3 from 4-5 pm we will be learning about the basics of cryptography. Cryptography is the art of solving codes and is not just limited to computer codes, though those are the most common in the modern world. This program is intended for students in grades 4-8. Sign up here, no library card required.

Tuesday, December 4 from 4-5 pm we will be learning how to code using Kodable. Kodable is a program commonly used in schools to teach coding through very simplistic video game design. The programming language used by Kodable is JavaScript. This program is intended for students in grades 2-5. Sign up here, no library card required.

Wednesday, December 5 from 4-5 pm we will be learning how to code using our friendly robots, Dash & Dot. This program is intended for students in grades 2-5. Sign up here, no library card required.

Friday, December 7 from 4-5 pm we will be learning about coding practices with a Gingerbread Man themed board game. This program is intended for students in grades 1-4. Sign up here, no library card required. Is is the perfect precursor to our annual Gingerbread Palooza on Saturday, December 8 from 10-11:30 am, which you do need a library card for.

Can’t make it to a program?

You are totally able to celebrate Hour of Code on your own, within the comfort of your home. Many websites have various planned activities and Computer Science Education Week composed an awesome list.

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