December Newsletter

Mr. Hadjian ~ Welcome to Coding

December, 2018

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We’re Cracking the Code!


On its 4 year anniversary, the Hour of Code passed 500 million served – an incredible accomplishment for all the educators, nonprofits, corporations, and governments that support this global campaign.

 

 

Go from an Hour of Code to years of computer science

Build on the excitement your students had during the Hour of Code and provide more opportunities for your students to learn by bringing computer science to your school.

 

For teachers in grades K-5, we offer high-quality, 1-day workshops, and for middle school and high school, we work with districts and partners across the US to prepare teachers to offer year-long computer science courses. Explore free curriculum offerings and professional learning opportunities in your area. Applications to join our professional learning program for the 2018-19 school year open January 16. Join the mailing list today to be the first to know when applications open!

 

Thanks to everyone who made CSEdWeek a success

Last month, 9 states and 76 school districts announced plans to expand access and diversity in CS. In Los Angeles, the district pledged to teach CS to every student. To celebrate, NBA superstar Chris Bosh visited Bancroft Middle School to speak about his own experience learning to code.

 

Watch and share: on Facebook –  on Twitter –  on YouTube

 

Many governors joined the celebration, including speeches or coding activities by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and Hawaii Governor David Ige.

 

Among tech companies, Microsoft helped create a new edition of the ever-popular Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, Google changed their logo into a coding tutorial, Apple hosted an Hour of Code in every store and Tim Cook participated at a Shanghai school for the deaf, Amazon Web Services provided the technology platform to host the Hour of Code, and Accenture ran a video about the Hour of Code in Times Square.  

 

We’re also happy to report that international excitement about the Hour of Code remains high: 59% of all Hour of Code events occurred outside of the United States in 2017! We're so grateful to all of our international partners, teachers, and event organizers who celebrated Computer Science Education Week 2017. Read more about the worldwide impact of the Hour of Code this year.

 

Beyond an Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is only a start, and 98% of participants said they’re interested in continuing to teach CS beyond one hour. To celebrate CS Education Week, over 31,000 educators made pledges to expand access and diversity in CS in their schools.

 

Access to computer science not only opens up opportunities, but also inspires creativity and innovation. Middle school students Crystal Reynaga and Angela Garcia Pena used an Adafruit circuit board in their class to develop a GPS connected wristband that pairs with a mobile app to help parents monitor their young children. We were proud to celebrate their accomplishments and the work of so many others this CSEdWeek.

 

Angela Garcia Pena showing off their wristband

 

The education system is changing, globally

Just the past few months, countries ranging from Ecuador to the UK to Malaysia have announced plans to expand access or support for computer science.

 

For example, the United Arab Emirates announced a plan to prepare one million coders. In Albania, Vodaphone offered the entire country free internet access during the Hour of Code to support education. In the UK, the government has committed £100 million to prepare new CS teachers.

 

This is your impact

Last month I was given the opportunity to speak about this movement on CBS This Morning, and to celebrate a special milestone: 10 million girls on Code.org. I wake up every day thankful to be part of a cause that has such incredible support.

 

Watch: on Facebook –  on Twitter –  on YouTube

 

At a time when global news seems dominated by conflict, the rapid adoption of computer science by schools worldwide showcases humanity’s potential for progress. This is thanks to everybody who has come together, from all backgrounds, to support the simple idea that every student in every school deserves the opportunity to learn computer science.

 

Happy New Year to all of you, and may 2018 have even more good news in store for computer science.

 

Hadi Partovi

Founder, Code.org




GirlsWhoCode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZkhuS5C8eQ

Track your students progress through the year!

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Let’s Connect Our Children with Coding

This class is all about being interactive and working together. Many parents get excited when they hear about their children coding. However, sometimes the parents aren’t really sure about what exactly we’re doing in class. Let’s change that here and now!

In the chart below, I have listed the course code for each class, by the day and grade level. Once students get to this site they will select their name and enter in their password. If you ever need a student’s password for home use, please contact me and I will make sure you obtain it.

Ask your students to go to http://code.org/join and type in the section code (Listed in chart below)

OR

Alternatively, share this section's sign in page with your students:http://studio.code.org/sections/XXXXXX




DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

1st

Godwin

SKJBZZ

Fields

KKVGRQ

Ortiz

HJMQCB

Poelker

RPXQWV

Hanson

JPKNBK

2nd

Rapp

MTHRBH

Kelley

MHMTDX

Harrison

YCQLQW

Baker

PHPSCP

Miller

FMCDHG

3rd

Mayer

SKVRTC

Conner

CCMFNY

Chapman

DVCNTW

Strong

KPLGJD

Albright

KPMYTM

4th

Jackson

DHFSJF

Jefferson

DJMVMX

Sahr

SRSYTZ

Cook

MKDYMY

Finney

XYLSHN

5th

Richardson WXSDFJ

Thornton

XFLTTD

White

YQRCWY

Kwenin

JBWBRB

Hutcheson

SZFKKP


 


For browsing purposes:


App Inventor Online Class https://ram8647.appspot.com/mobileCSP/unit?unit=22&lesson=32


Review of this workshop online studio.code.org/s/K5-OnlinePD


App Inventor Website and Tutorials http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/


Scratch Content from Google http://www.cs-first.com/


Scratch Webstie https://scratch.mit.edu


Harvard’s Scratch Curriculum http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/guide/download.html


Our excellent local maker workshop http://hammerspacehobby.com/


Things to do After the Hour of Code https://code.org/learn/beyond


CoderDojoKC http://coderdojokc.com/


Raspberry Pi https://www.raspberrypi.org/


Adventures in Raspberry Pi http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Raspberry-Carrie-Anne-Philbin/dp/1118751256


Kano OS

http://www2.kano.me/downloads


Arduino https://www.arduino.cc/


Sprakfun https://www.sparkfun.com


Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com/


3D Printing Resources for Schools http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/06/3d-printers-in-elementary-school.html#.VsiiRJwrKhd


Get things printed locally at a cost https://www.3dhubs.com/


http://www.thingiverse.com/


Gamestar Mechanic http://gamestarmechanic.com/


Maker Fair KC http://www.makerfairekc.com/


HoloLens demonstration https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjnrbfoiILMAhUGsIMKHQDOAJ0QtwIIHDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3AADEqLIALk&usg=AFQjCNFOFAV-GqN5SDT97v-WufyAqPOGxg&sig2=ah0KX77ep93TflyA--ZaBw&bvm=bv.119028448,d.amc


http://botlogic.us/#sthash.tKgk0s56.dpbs


www.codecombat.com


http://www.sploder.com/games/tags/spolder/


Please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns your student may be having, so that I may help you to the best of my ability.

Jordan Hadjian

Lower School Coding and Computer Science

(816)412-5967

hadjianj@universityacademy.org