Gone Global! The Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014

By Jenn D. RSS Thu, December 4, 2014

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

There are 63,610 Hour of Code events taking place around the world this year. See events in Pennsylvania here. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. There is no experience needed; interested learners ages 4 to 104 are welcome! Visit code.org at any time to explore the code studio, rife with fun, colorful, and engaging tutorials.

Looking for Free Library of Philadelphia Hour of Code programs to attend? Fishtown Neighborhood Library will explore codeconduct.com on December 9, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fox Chase Neighborhood Library will explore FuzzFamilyFrenzy on December 9, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Charles Santore Neighborhood Library will introduce children, ages 5-7, to basic concepts of computer coding in a fun, hands-on way on Wednesday, December 10, 12:30 p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.  

Free Library Hot Spot at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries will teach the basics of computer programing by creating video games on December 11, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. A similar video game workshop will be held at Free Library Hot Spot at Institute for the Development of African American Youth on Friday, December 12, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Go forth and code! Fun and free for all.

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Here at the Hotspots program we're very excited about Hour of Code. If you have any questions about the the upcoming sessions please email pinkelmans@freelibrary.org
Scott Pinkelman - Free Library Hotspots
Thursday, December 4, 2014

I think that the children should be encouraged to learn also robot programming, not just programming in general. There are some sites that teach this subject so that even children can follow, for example: http://easyrobotsimulator.com/
Jack - California
Saturday, December 13, 2014