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CODE.ORG

(it's some pretty cool stuff)

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Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.

Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are - at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.

We've started our Code.org projects for 2nd though 8th grade. The kids are flying though with over 1000 lines of code written so far. We hope to transition to html coding in the near future.

Past Projects

October

  • Coding Day One (10/21)
  • Coding Day Two (10/28)

Code.org starts off fairly simple with only a few commands and options. Students first learn how to read their code, write in order, and exacute and debug their programs.

November

  • Coding Day Three (11/4)
  • Coding Day Four (11/11)
  • Coding Day Five (11/18)
  • Coding Day Six (11/23)

It does not stay basic for too long as more and more blocks are learned. Loops, counters, variables, and fuctions have been introduced and the students are on their way in mastering them.

December

  • Coding Day Seven (12/2)
  • Coding Day Eight (12/9)
  • Coding Day Nine (12/16)
  • Coding Day Ten (12/21)

Functions come quick as students must learn to write their programs with almost only functions. Students have had up to 5 functions running side-by-side, with only a few lines of code in their actual programs.