The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching students in over 180 countries and once again, ICS Primary and Secondary students will be participating.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, which in 2017 is the week of starting on 4 December.
ICS will be joining the Hour of Code events again this year and will make time available during Recess (10:00-10:20) and the Lunch hour (11:50-12:50) throughout the week of 4-8 December for students to experience coding, programming, Makey-Makey and Roamers.
Makey Makey, for example, is an electronic invention tool that allows students to connect everyday objects to computer programs by means of a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable. It uses closed loop electrical signals to send computers either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal.
From 4-8 December the iPads and Chromebooks will be in the Primary Library, Roamers will be in Room 206 (2AG), and Room 213 (Art) is the designated venue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Makey-Makey. In addition, students will be able to attend separately scheduled sessions in several Primary and Secondary classrooms to look directly at coding.