What is the "Hour of Code"? The hour of code was designed to simplify computer science and show that students of all ages can learn the basics of programming. Sponsored by Code.org, a non-profit organization, whose goal is to provide every student the opportunity to learn computer science. It consists of many engaging and exciting activities at all different levels for students to access, where they are applying problem-solving skills, logic, sequencing, and creativity. The "Hour of Code" campaign took place the week of Dec. 4 - 8 this year.
Access from home:
- In an internet browser, go to https://sites.google.com/student.colonialsd.org/rpcode
- This link may also be found under Links and Resources, and Web Apps of the Ridge Park Elementary website.
- Students will select their grade level from the choices in the upper right and then select their teacher's name for the unique URL for their class
- They will select their name and the computer generated picture password attached.
Once signed in, students may go to their Dashboard in the upper left to continue working where we left off in school. If they find that the assigned course is too challenging at this time, this is also the location to switch to a different course. Under the tab Course Catalog, students may choose to select one of the featured Hour of Code activities that uses popular characters and games such as Minecraft, Star Wars, and Frozen.
This event coincided nicely with our Coding Unit in Technology class. Please take time to explore the Code.org website and its many features and activities.