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The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

This year, Hour of Code took place the week of December 9 to 15 and PLP was proud to take part! Check out our highlight video below!

 

 

Since we are a 1:1 iPad classroom, we wanted to highlight the iPad in our coding activities. Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app provided a great opportunity to do that.

As you can see in the video, our learners had a great time coding and still learned a lot! This is something that as Humanities teachers, Bryan Hughes and I have presented about before, but Hour of Code always reminds how powerful coding can be in teaching students new thinking and creativity skills.