Hour of Code Week is Coming Up!

Hour of Code Week will take place from December 9th to 15th. This is a national initiative in computer science education — the week was formerly known as Computer Science Education Week. As Heidi Partovi, CEO of Code.org says, “The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket science—anybody can learn the basics.”

Projects and tutorials at Code.org are free and open to all age groups. The library will be celebrating Hour of Code with two 3-8th grade programs developed by Google:

Create Your Own Google Logo – Register here (No Algonquin card needed)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm
We will be using Scratch to create unique, personalized Google Doodles. Many of Google’s logo designers have to have skills in both computer science and visual art design. 

Animate Your Name – Register here (No Algonquin card needed)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm
Again, we will be using Scratch but this time instead of Google’s logo, students will use their own names. This gives students a little bit more creative freedom with their designs. 

To learn more about the Hour of Code initiative, check out this video!