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10 Hour of Code and computer science resources

By Laura Ascione Devaney, Managing Editor, Content Services, @eSN_Laura
December 2nd, 2016

During Computer Science Education Week, tap into these tools to help students participate in the Hour of Code and other activities

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Every year in December, students and teachers have a chance to participate in nationwide computer science and coding activities during Computer Science Education Week.

Computer Science Education Week, running from Dec. 5-11, is sponsored by the Computing in the Core coalition and is organized by Code.org.

This year, the event is even more significant–after intensive work, Code.org and partners launched the K-12 Computer Science Framework to help more students access programming opportunities.

The need for increased attention to computer science learning frameworks and opportunities is evident–a two-year Google study exposed racial and gender disparities in computer science education.

In addition to other Computer Science Education Week activities, the Hour of Code asks students, teachers, and anyone who is interested to devote at least one hour to coding during Computer Science Education Week. Participants can choose from guided tutorials or can join in scheduled Hour of Code activities that education or community groups have organized.

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