Get ready for Computer Science Week! A special focus on this week is go get students to participate in Hour of Code. This is a one hour introduction to computer science and programming meant to teach students the basics. Many of our Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach students already have access to computer programming classes as electives but the Hour of Code is a basic introduction that students of many different ages can enjoy.
http://www.hourofcode.org features online tutorials, videos and curriculum for classrooms. STEM education nurtures problem solving skills and creativity which the Common Core Curriculum highly encourages. Hour of Code is meant for K-12. Hope you will take advantage of it and visit their site for more info.
On a personal note, for many of my students last year at RUHS their favorite period of the day was computer programming. It offered a creative outlet and taught them skills they will use in their future jobs. They actually felt a real world connection to their learning which unfortunately not all students do feel in many of their academic core classes.