Today is the third annual Hour of Code buddies activity at The School at Columbia University. Older students are partnered with younger students for consecutive years at our K-8 with the goal of forging long-lasting community bonds (K/4, 1/5, 2/6, 3/7 with Grade 8 floating when needed).
Here are two useful resources for planning an Hour of Code in your classroom or school:
1. A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom via EdSurge.
2. Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level by Jacqui Murray. (Many thanks to @AliceBarr for tweeting about Jacqui’s awesome post!)
Dylan Ryder and I examined some of the available Hour of Code activities and crafted the following planning document for today’s activity:
A few years ago, I started to gather local edtech events on a Google Calendar for my NYCIST network (the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists). I’ve become less New York-centric over time, and I now add events in Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco, and beyond. Many thanks to @EdSurge‘s awesome newsletter and the NYEdTech Meetup Group for supplementing my own list of found offerings. If you’d like to add this to your own list of calendars, click on the +GoogleCalendar button at the bottom right. Also, feel free to tell me about events you’d like to see included. Enjoy!